Hazel Cills

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
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
91% 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
53% 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
7% 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
95% 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
39% 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
96% 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