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Robert Horton

Robert Horton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) In trying to please international tastes, this movie doesn't have much personality of its own.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/4 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) It seems almost churlish to suggest that the mysterious storyline is maybe overly woo-woo and precious.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/4 32% Fist Fight (2017) Just doesn't seem particularly inspired.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) (Green's) work is so precise it might feel mathematical, but the effect is anything but, especially when open-faced actors like Rongione and Régnier are staring soulfully into the camera.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 83% Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016) Engaging, if generic in its approach. And it raises issues that surely demand deeper explanation.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2.5/4 95% Neruda (2016) Takes a skeptical view not only of its title character but of the idea of making anybody a hero.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) If the outline is more ordinary, the movie still scores big with its not-quite-real world.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3.5/4 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Life becomes theater, an ongoing masquerade that looks a lot more fun than the grown-up business of maximizing profit margins and exploiting the little guy.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2.5/4 17% The Space Between Us (2017) He is allegedly some kind of genius boy, but he dumbs down in order to play the fish-out-of-water routine.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2.5/4 94% Midsummer in Newtown (2017) Because of its intimate look at the struggle against grief, Midsummer in Newtown gets a pass for whatever wobbles it has as storytelling. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
1.5/4 25% The Comedian (2017) De Niro gets the joke-telling all wrong.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Best of all are the vintage segments in which Baldwin perches in a cloud of cigarette smoke and lets flow his elegantly formed but passionate observations. As a speaker, he was a spellbinder, and he knew it.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/4 41% Gold (2017) Each shot is a formal arrangement of color and composition-actually, each shot is practically a floral arrangement, given how pretty it all looks. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/4 41% Gold (2017) McConaughey is unleashed, and the result ain't pretty.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/4 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Through every step of philosophical flapdoodle peddled in A Dog's Purpose, Hallstrom manages to maintain some level of dignity.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/4 90% All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016) Filmmakers can't possibly predict what the world will look like when their movie actually gets released. Sometimes you get lucky.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/4 89% 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
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 75% 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Seriously effed up.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/4 96% The Love Witch (2016) Really knows what it's doing. And it's hilariously funny, sometimes in an almost subliminal way.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
1.5/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Finding substance beneath those surfaces is not easy.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 55% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 100% Ixcanul (2016) An age-old story is played out among the cinders.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) I sensed I was missing part of the experience. A big part.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/4 95% Gimme Danger (2016) Required viewing for anybody who digs rock and roll history.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | 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
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
3/4 88% Christine (2016) Captured with real authority by Rebecca Hall, who plays Christine and is the best reason for seeing the movie.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
2.5/4 76% 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)
Read More | 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
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 82% 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
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Parker struggles to connect these motivations to Turner's ultimate historical strategy.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016