Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.
Robert Horton has been a film critic in Seattle for about 25 years, yet he mysteriously retains the blush of youth. He comments on film for The Herald (Everett, Washington), KUOW-FM, and the Seattle Channel. He is also the curator and host of the monthly Magic Lantern series at the Frye Art Museum, a periodic contributor to Film Comment and other publications, and the author of Billy Wilder: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2001) and Frankenstein (Wallflower Press, 2009); his work was also included in Best American Movie Writing 1999 (St. Martin?s Griffin, 1999) and the International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (St. James Press, 2000). In his role as an onstage interlocutor, Horton has interviewed the likes of Debra Winger, Steven Soderbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Peter Greenaway, Buck Henry, Peter Fonda, and Elliott Gould. His interview with director James Longley is included on the Iraq in Fragments DVD, and he did the liner notes for the DVD of Tous les Matins du Monde. He has also been president of the Seattle Film Society, a film teacher, and an annual guest at the Port Townsend Film Festival. He was a mainstay of the original incarnation of Film.com and has written for many publications online and off, including Newsday, the Chicago Reader, and the Seattle Times. He grew up in Seattle, is married, and is now weary of saying all this in the third person.more
30 fave films, in chronological order: Un Chien Andalou; M; Monkey Business (Marx Bros. version); Freaks; The Wizard of Oz: The Great Dictator; Cat People (Jacques Tourneur version); A Matter of Life and Death; The Lady From Shanghai; The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; The Third Man; The Quiet Man; Sansho the Bailiff; The Night of the Hunter; Rebel Without a Cause; Rio Bravo; Some Like it Hot; North by Northwest; Jules and Jim; Jason and the Argonauts; Help!; Masculin-Feminin; The Wild Bunch; Two English Girls; Duel; Chinatown; Barry Lyndon; The American Friend; Cutter's Way; Local Hero.more
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