Hazel Cills

Hazel Cills
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Grantland, The Muse/Jezebel

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
63% Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (2020) Like many funny people who get a few minutes of viral fame on platforms like TikTok, or Youtube, or Twitter, Cooper doesn't move beyond her shtick in Everything's Fine, a shtick that feels tiresome the third time you see it in the special. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) An honest, anxious movie about the perils of selling out and recalibrating what success actually feels like, especially in an industry that says it values your voice but only to a point. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
96% Class Action Park (2020) The moment the documentary strays from its campfire tale quality and confronts the elephant in the room -- the deaths that occurred at this supposedly fun waterpark -- Class Action Park misses an opportunity to tell a bigger story. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
35% Seberg (2020) Seberg drops the ball, approaching the actress's story and harassment at the hands of the government with surprising cowardice, taking an unfounded "both sides" stance in portraying the FBI investigation. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) There's the sense that Charlie's Angels is skimming the surface of its comedic potential, especially with Banks directing. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Judy, for all its flaws, is an earnest snapshot of an artist who has lived their life constantly performing, and the intense highs and lows of being on stage and off it. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
No Score Yet Tall Girl (2019) What's a girl to do besides mope around feeling bad about her height and never develop a personality beyond that because the writer is incapable of developing a well-rounded teen girl character? - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019) It's a brutal but respectful documentary. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) The film is brimming with seriously dedicated world-building, including creepy illustrated histories dotting the village's interiors that feel ripped from a Henry Darger book, but all the exposition doesn't actually make for an engaging horror film. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Molly is a portrait of feminine goodness, one on which the film hinges its retrograde ethos about good comedy. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
93% Us (2019) While Us may be marred with flaws, the family at its center can probably withstand anything. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
92% Fyre (2019) It's these scenes, of glib meetings with investors-and Ja Rule and McFarland cackling on boats about how everyone just lapped up their supermodel -that make the movie feel like a pressure cooker. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
51% Destination Wedding (2018) The movie's minimalism -- which gives the eerie impression that Destination Wedding was better intended as a short story or a play rather than a feature film -- might have succeeded if it weren't for the script itself. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
8% Slender Man (2018) While there's no arguing that the existence of Slender Man is tasteless, the final product is also harmless: a boring horror movie about a fleeting internet phenomenon that its intended audience has largely forgotten about. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
91% Gerald's Game (2017) Despite its small cast and location, Gerald's Game never feels tedious. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) With this kind of Internet-bred micro-celebrity still surprisingly untouched in film and television, Ingrid Goes West feels like a movie we needed. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
96% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place, John Krasinski's first horror movie, is kind of a laughable exercise. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
38% Mary Shelley (2018) The surprisingly limited scope of Mary Shelley, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, is precisely what makes it a drag. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
62% Unfriended (2015) It's not the B-movie gore death scenes that make Unfriended squirm-inducing, it's how it taps in and holds on tight to how annoying the Internet and computers can be, especially when they're being tinkered with. - Grantland EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
95% It Follows (2015) Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, It Follows is the latest in a long line of sex-as-horror flicks that somehow grounds its terror both in reality and in the otherworldly, making this a smart and thought-provoking movie. - Grantland EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015