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Robert Horton

Robert Horton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 68% mother! (2017) At one point the house becomes a kind of theater for all the chaos of modern life: terrorism, protests, religious fanaticism, militarization run amok. Did we mention this movie is pretentious?‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
2/4 33% Rebel in the Rye (2017) A well-meaning but ham-handed attempt to get at Salinger's mystery.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
75% Crown Heights (2017) This is a calm, methodical response to a life-altering corruption of justice.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2.5/4 24% Unlocked (2017) Competent, but not especially inspired.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3.5/4 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) Might be the series' most frequently hilarious installment.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1/4 30% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Webb guides everything smoothly, which is one of the smugly annoying things about it.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 88% Good Time (2017) A fever-dream of hand-held close-ups and bold colors.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) There are worse ways to spend a late-summer evening at the multiplex.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) This movie does not aspire to greatness or significance; being extremely clever and thoroughly competent is the goal here.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 48% The Glass Castle (2017) Woody Harrelson gives another huge, fearless performance, with maximum turbulence and precious little order. He's the main reason to see this uneven but forceful film.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3.5/4 86% Wind River (2017) A gratifyingly solid movie for grown-ups.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
92% Yourself and Yours (2016) Korean director Hong Sang-soo has a unique ability to create relationship comedies that are both charming and puzzling.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
94% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) Watching it is a little like getting kidnapped by a troupe of mimes and puppeteers, but at some point Stockholm Syndrome sets in and you end up liking its utter insanity.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
75% Pyromaniac (Pyromanen) (2016) Director Erik Skjoldbjærg made the original Insomnia, and he maintains a fine eye and steady beat, even if this film never becomes more than a one-note case study.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
89% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) [Heal the Living] tilts a little too far toward New Age-iness toward the end, but the mix of melancholy and medicine is wonderfully balanced.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
No Score Yet A Dragon Arrives! (Ejdeha Vared Mishavad!) (2016) The sheer unpredictability is fun to watch and its musical soundtrack glorious to hear‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
2.5/4 35% Kidnap (2017) Trashy exploitation, an overcooked potboiler with many logical problems. I hereby confess I kind of enjoyed it.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
1/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Such a flaccid non-event it barely leaves an impression. In the King movie-adaptation universe, Maximum Overdrive suddenly doesn't look so bad.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.5/4 82% Detroit (2017) Bigelow is trying to get us to feel something -- what it's like to be terrorized by the forces that are supposed to be protecting us, for one thing -- and she will violate our assumptions about movie-watching to do it.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2/4 74% Landline (2017) I laughed during Landline , and I still think Jenny Slate is a deft, new kind of comic actress. But the journey from the spikiness of Obvious Child to the softness of Landline is a disappointing arc.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/4 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) If it sounds a little like a film noir transplanted to an English country house - Double Indemnity with whalebone corsets - that's not far off. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2.5/4 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) The idea of staging most of the action to a jukebox of '80s hits might be slightly more effective if the film featured just one song that hasn't already been used to death in movies.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
84% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) This passionate yet lucid study of a Polish artist/professor holding his ground during the early Communist era is a strong story from a cinematic master.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
2.5/4 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The biggest problem, beyond the nonsensical storyline, is Besson's ear for English dialogue. The movie collapses in a heap whenever DeHaan and Delevingne engage in their allegedly flirtatious banter.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/4 93% Dunkirk (2017) It's possible you're more impressed with the filmmaker's bravado than with anything the characters are doing onscreen.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
3/4 85% Hermia & Helena (2017) Things are never quite what they seem in this film's mischievous scheme, and although this idea feels breezy as it's playing out, there's something essential and very human about that observation.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
1.5/4 18% Wish Upon (2017) The usual idiotic decision-making is on display.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is a combat-mission film and a jailbreak movie, and if you can take the sight of digitally rendered chimpanzees and orangutans enacting Braveheart-style heroics, it succeeds on both counts.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) The material may be at the sitcom level, but watching these performers play off each other is pure pleasure.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Funny without being tongue-in-cheek and epic without being ponderous, Spider-Man: Homecoming is what a summer movie should be.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
1.5/4 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Feels like three different ideas patched together and played out in disconnected skits.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola in signature mode, creating voluptuous sights and sounds that disguise a serious deficiency of ideas.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) Fast, violent, and absurd - and the driving is a blast, performed by stunt drivers, not digital effects.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2.5/4 77% The Hero (2017) For diehard Sam Elliott fans, think of this as a bookend to his 1976 cult picture, Lifeguard, in which he played a beach hunk contemplating the meaning of it all.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/4 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Kore-eda has gotten to the point where even when his work isn't top-drawer, it's exceptionally nice to be around.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
1/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Bay has now made five of these things. Even at their best (Part 3 was wild fun), they are ludicrous and insane.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
1.5/4 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) The dialogue is terrible. Moore and Holt are likable enough actresses, but they sound like Romy and Michelle on a deep-diving expedition.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/4 78% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) The movie prepares us for catharsis, but this proves to be a fake-out. Instead, a less satisfying and more haunting finale awaits.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2.5/4 84% Megan Leavey (2017) A Hallmark card of a film, but competently done.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2.5/4 16% The Mummy (2017) This one is going in a lot of different directions at once.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A chewy exercise in melodrama, but it's also up to something interesting. The viewer is being set up for a test: Can we accurately read and interpret the clues of a movie, or will we be influenced by rumor, first impressions, and our own prejudices?‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Blissfully unaware of it own comfy worldview.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot is hugely appealing in the role. She and Jenkins have leaned toward Christopher Reeve's first Superman as a model for how to play the role: strong but innocent, a fish out of water.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1/4 18% Baywatch (2017) The raunchiness includes male nudity involving a corpse, which is really a phrase that sums up a certain kind of Hollywood comedy in recent years.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The plot is a tired rehash. Still, there's something to be said for big, buoyant spectacle in a summer movie. (I mentioned the ghost sharks, right?)‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/4 83% The Lovers (2017) It's grown-up and surprising, and there's pleasure to be had in watching two accomplished performers play against each other.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2/4 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant is the first one that truly feels like an attempt to dumb it down to formula.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2.5/4 36% Snatched (2017) The anything-goes approach that gets a big laugh from a guy getting fatally spiked by a spear gun doesn't sit all that well next to the attempts at mother-daughter reconciliation.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
1.5/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) For all the alleged comradeship meant to convey fun-at times Ritchie seems to be nodding at Robin Hood more than King Arthur-the film is joyless.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/4 51% The Dinner (2017) Intriguing stuff, but the tangled storytelling works against itself.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017