Rachel Hillis

Rachel Hillis

You won't really see many negatively-rated films on here because I try to watch films that I think I'll like.

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • All About Eve
  • Psycho

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    ★★★★

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★

  • In the Heights

    ★★★★★

  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★★

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  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    There are a lot of reasons to love this movie, but there is one that I consider the most important of all:

    Even removing all the time travel elements from the story, the writers ask the audience to believe something rather unusual. Namely, that an eccentric, elderly scientist and a smart-assed high school kid (who, while not unintelligent, is not scientifically-inclined) are the best of friends, without receiving any background on their friendship or information on how they met. Yet,…

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★

    A fitting epilogue to an excellent series, with a brilliant leading performance by Aaron Paul. However, what truly set El Camino apart as a special movie was the gentle touch with which the filmmakers decided to handle this story. Even during the film's comparatively tense moments, there is an emphasis on care, healing, and coming to terms with one's past which I think wholly works in the film's favour.

    While the film may not have been strictly speaking necessary, to me it was both welcome and worthwhile.

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    The perfect marriage of style and substance, of performance and direction, of violence and serenity, of pretty much everything. Drive, though I saw it first in 2012, is easily my favourite film of 2011, as well as one of my favourite movies of all time. Ryan Gosling gives the performance of his career as the mysterious Driver, and has reaffirmed his status as one of the great young actors of our time. The Driver himself is an amazing character as…

  • Warm Bodies

    Warm Bodies

    ★★★★

    Behold, the first really good movie of 2013. Also, the first one in quite a while that genuinely surprised me. This is because I, like many others, saw the previews and read the premise for this movie and thought that Hollywood was trying to do for zombies what the Twilight franchise did for vampires, capitalizing on the success of the supernatural romance genre. I'm happy to say, however, that the film is nothing of the sort, because while Warm Bodies…