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Robert Horton

Robert Horton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 31% Voice from the Stone (2017) Something like 20 minutes of action is spread out across the 90-minute running time, and the thing feels sluggish even when something is going on.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2.5/4 48% The Promise (2017) The characters are all thinly-sketched stereotypes, but with Isaac and Bale around to provide ballast, at least there's some decent acting going on. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 89% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray is better known for intimate, self-serious dramas, and working on a bigger scale loosens him up. There are suspenseful scenes and pretentious touches, but the thing does cast a spell.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/4 67% Free Fire (2017) Wheatley sees the world as a cesspool where greedy humans get what they deserve and Murphy's Law prevails. Even with a few undeniably outstanding set pieces, that shtick gets repetitious when delivered with a continual smirk.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 64% Gifted (2017) Apparently there's something about seeing a first-grader stride to a blackboard and solve an Einstein-level math equation that is irresistibly appealing.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Other characters return not only from the past but also from the dead, as is the custom in this series. This thing is like a daytime soap opera with car chases.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/4 79% Colossal (2017) Once Colossal sets its conceptual hook, it pushes its zany premise into authentically uncomfortable territory. It's actually about something.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2/4 44% Going in Style (2017) Including a long sequence involving a nonsensical practice robbery at the grocery store, this movie has a huge amount of padding stuffed inside a modest pillowcase. It only runs 96 minutes, but feels much longer.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/4 30% The Assignment (2017) From its bad-taste premise to its chintzy production values, the film is deranged.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/4 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Chastain does something admirable here: She doesn't play Antonina as some kind of ahead-of-her-time superhero, but as an unassuming woman whose steady moral center allows her to persevere in the face of danger.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2.5/4 53% The Boss Baby (2017) The Boss Baby doesn't summon up the magic of Disney or Pixar at their best, but then it doesn't aim for that. This movie wants to be breezy and silly, and it succeeds on both counts.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/4 91% Raw (2017) If anything, Raw is almost too self-conscious about its metaphors; Ducournau is practically writing her own academic paper on Raw while she's unspooling the movie.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2/4 40% Wilson (2017) No matter how outrageous the movie pretends to be, or how often it means to shock us, there's always something conventional about Wilson's arc.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2.5/4 68% Life (2017) It's all about getting from A to B. And on that score, it must be said that director Daniel Espinosa (Child 44) knows what he's doing.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2.5/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) In one scene Mark revisits his celebrated "Choose Life" monologue and revs up a new one-but he comes across like a scold now, taking jabs at cellphones and social media. Suddenly T2 sounds like somebody's parent.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) While I was watching Personal Shopper, I wasn't always sure about its apparent randomness. Then, in a final sequence set in a completely different location, the entire thing snaps into focus.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) There's digital fatigue, too. It's too easy to point out that this movie is almost as much a work of animation as the '91 picture, but all those CGI backdrops do blur together after a while. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Hiddleston is a bust as a dashing adventurer ("Stand on a hillside with one leg cocked" seems to be his acting note), and Larson has the shocked look of someone who wins an Oscar and finds out this is her reward.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) The mood is closer to the gentle melancholy of Peanuts, with which Zucchini shares a wistful air and pumpkin-sized craniums‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The movie's main issue is a warped concept of masculinity, an issue Farhadi explores not by appointing a single villain but by depicting the problem in context.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/4 66% Before I Fall (2017) This movie carries unexpected weight, and qualifies as a pleasant surprise.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3.5/4 92% Logan (2017) Nobody needs to call Logan a masterpiece. But it's heartening to see a blockbuster-minded movie this well made, one that ticks all its genre boxes and delivers a potent emotional punch.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/4 64% Dark Night (2017) There's something unpleasant - maybe more so than the filmmaker intended - about how we're not sure which of the men might turn out to be the eventual mass murderer.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/4 99% Get Out (2017) Peele must have studied the slow-burn horror film, and the way a director like Roman Polanski (or M. Night Shyamalan, for that matter) can unnerve you with the simplest little touches.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Sometimes a movie can have a bland face but a fierce heart.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
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 94% 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 27% Fist Fight (2017) Just doesn't seem particularly inspired.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/4 92% 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 94% 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 91% 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 92% 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 99% 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 42% 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 42% Gold (2017) McConaughey is unleashed, and the result ain't pretty.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/4 32% 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 91% 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 88% 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 84% 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 75% 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 71% 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 97% 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