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Robert Horton

Robert Horton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 90% 20th Century Women (2017) When you don't buy into a movie, even the skillfully-turned witticisms float there as isolated one-liners instead of insights in a larger, connected tapestry. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jan 20, 2017
2.5/4 82% The Founder (2017) Ray Kroc wasn't the founder of McDonald's ... But he might have been the founder of a certain kind of mid-20th-century hucksterism that elevated colorful hustlers to profitable positions far above the people who actually do the work of their companies. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 76% Split (2017) McAvoy is having a grand time, and watching him slide from person to person is like an acting class for our benefit. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Seriously effed up. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/4 89% Jackie (2016) Portman's scarily composed performance is laser-focused, an act of empathy without tears. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/4 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) A valentine to an experienced actress who absolutely owns the part. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/4 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Believability is overrated, and it's much more satisfying to let go of our plausibility needs and sit back to enjoy Miss Sloane's near-supernatural powers of strategic anticipation. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2.5/4 93% La La Land (2016) I believe people when they say they are moved or enchanted by the film; it just didn't move or enchant me. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Love Witch (2016) Really knows what it's doing. And it's hilariously funny, sometimes in an almost subliminal way. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Nov 25, 2016
1.5/4 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Finding substance beneath those surfaces is not easy. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 25, 2016
2/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The film itself isn't awful - it packs some good lines and a few decent variations on the theme - but it can't help feeling like more of the same. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/4 95% Moana (2016) Doesn't fire entirely smoothly - its convoluted plot is a little hard to follow, for instance. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 61% Allied (2016) Glamour is part of the appeal - and also part of the movie's game of asking whether a pretty face could be a mask for deception. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It's a relief to see a Hollywood film that doesn't have anything to prove, or even a need to please - this feels like the least audience-tested movie in years. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 100% Ixcanul (2016) An age-old story is played out among the cinders. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) I sensed I was missing part of the experience. A big part. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Lacks the coming-of-age resonance of the HP series, but this first chapter is good fun. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 18, 2016
2/4 89% Loving (2016) A dour, mumbling tone poem that can't even utilize the considerable talents of its lead actors. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/4 94% Gimme Danger (2016) Required viewing for anybody who digs rock and roll history. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/4 97% Aquarius (2016) Frank in its ambition to explore The Way We Live Today, but also mysterious and elusive. I've seen few films this year more fascinating. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/4 94% Arrival (2016) When it comes to a payoff for all the gauzy head-scratching, Arrival reverts to a few basic sci-fi conventions for its finish. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins ... tends to try on different modes, as though looking for ways to drape style around the story's bones. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Nov 8, 2016
3/4 86% Christine (2016) Captured with real authority by Rebecca Hall, who plays Christine and is the best reason for seeing the movie. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 8, 2016
2.5/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Gibson's shrewd sense of where the emotional beats are located carries the story through to its end. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Nov 8, 2016
2.5/4 77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) If you saw John Wick you have a pretty good idea of what happens when bad guys mess with the hero's dog. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 90% Certain Women (2016) A sense that we should be concentrating on gesture and intonation rather than plot. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) Bonkers, and destined to be an instant cult item, which raises the question of whether you can design a movie to be cult. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 81% Denial (2016) Hare's real subject is corrupted public discourse. In our time, history has become a bunch of opinions - because we all have our interpretations, right? - and expertise is denigrated. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 79% American Honey (2016) Somehow Arnold finds a stride that hits an endless-summer groove. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/4 50% Phantasm: Ravager (2016) If Marcel Proust had written this movie, he'd call it In Search of Lost Time. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/4 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) You might be vaguely curious about who did what, but you won't care much about this drab batch of characters. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Parker struggles to connect these motivations to Turner's ultimate historical strategy. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/4 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) A true Cold War cloak-and-dagger affair. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The excitement generated by each crash is perhaps just a tad unholy. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) The whole thing comes across like a Swedish Gran Torino, but without the guns and gangs. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Moorhouse gleefully blends laughter and shocks....She works with a scalpel. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Those bread-and-butter scenes feel fumbled or half-hearted. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 60% Zoom (2016) The concept itself is intriguing, but the stories are not hugely engaging on their own. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) The material might have become fodder for a standard piece of uplift, but Queen of Katwe is better than that. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 69% Operation Avalanche (2016) A cracking example of a low-budget concept done right. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) It doesn't seem to know what to include or what to leave out, so it settles for a random sampling. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/4 36% Blair Witch (2016) If a tree falls in the forest and only the Blair Witch is there to hear it, can anyone hear you scream? ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 61% Snowden (2016) Resembles the scene in JFK where Donald Sutherland's Mr. X calmly peels back the surface of the Kennedy assassination ... This new movie is full of that: men in expensive coats, speaking in veiled terms about who pulls the strings. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3.5/4 73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Fascinatingly thorny in its depiction of a damaged protagonist. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2/4 53% Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (Jheronimus Bosch, Touched By The Devil) (2016) Curiously incomplete. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 87% Mia Madre (2016) It's a pleasure to see a movie about people in their 50s, assessing their lives as they deal with the long farewell of a parent. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/4 100% For the Love of Spock (2016) The whole thing has the air of a home-movie made for fans. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/4 85% Sully (2016) Simple but laser-focused, and it's hard not to read Eastwood's interest as autobiographical, given his reputation as a no-nonsense professional who runs his movie sets without tantrums or budget overruns. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 40% Morgan (2016) Cold around the heart. But that's what makes it work. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/4 47% Complete Unknown (2016) A long anticlimax. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 2, 2016