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Robert Horton

Robert Horton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 94% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) This film is playing a delicate game, offering observations about human nature while it undercuts our expectations about how we watch movies.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 59% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) As director, Branagh mostly stays out of Agatha Christie's way and lets the material do its surefire thing, except for a couple of ill-advised sequences of people running and jumping.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/4 80% The Square (2017) For me the excitement waned as the film got into the last stages of its 142-minute run time, but until then it fulfills the requirements of an arthouse roller-coaster ride.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/4 99% God's Own Country (2017) You never doubt that this tough life is being portrayed from the inside.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Everything here is a goof.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
1/4 27% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) A lot of noise, but not many jokes.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 66% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) In its admirably modest way, this is a thoughtful film -- more Pooh than Disney in its style.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/4 93% Human Flow (2017) Watching the film is like seeing a portrait of the human soul as it is being systematically reduced in size -- not the soul of the international refugee, but everybody's collective soul.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/4 80% Loving Vincent (2017) There is something psychedelically exciting about seeing the action unfold, so wild are the colors and designs.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
1.5/4 8% The Snowman (2017) A story that might have been confusing even if the movie didn't appear to have been edited with an immersion blender.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 66% Breathe (2017) A stubborn strain of unsentimental, even sarcastic, humor.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2.5/4 98% Lucky (2017) The makers of Lucky clearly incorporated many of Stanton's own attitudes into their film, and the result-though completely fictionalized-feels like a tribute to a singular friend.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/4 96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Like an old card catalog organized according to the Dewey Decimal System: calm, useful, elegant.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Has some significant problems - but is also crammed with dazzling moments.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/4 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) It's content to allow the queen to be cute and cranky, and Abdul to be charming. We receive the film's timely lesson about how a Muslim person of color might teach something to the lily-white British elites, and it's all very tidy and self-satisfied.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2.5/4 87% American Made (2017) This is a black comedy, and irony isn't Cruise's most natural mode, yet by playing Seal as a slightly dimwitted cheeseball on the make, he gets into the movie's you-can't-make-up-this-stuff spirit.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/4 15% Friend Request (2017) If the story is standard teen-horror material, Verhoeven plays honestly by it, laying out the scares in crisp fashion and building a few genuinely WTF moments, if not much LOL.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/4 81% Brad's Status (2017) This is a signature role for an actor we tend to take for granted.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) I was finally won over by this movie's endless parade of zany ideas and ridiculous gadgets.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
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 29% 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
76% 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 25% 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 34% 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 91% Good Time (2017) A fever-dream of hand-held close-ups and bold colors.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 39% 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 50% 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 88% Wind River (2017) A gratifyingly solid movie for grown-ups.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
93% 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
90% 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 36% 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 83% 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 89% 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 77% 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
85% 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 49% 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 92% 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 86% 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 17% 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 60% 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