Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.
Robert Horton is the film critic for Seattle Weekly and the Everett Herald, and a longtime contributor to Film Comment magazine. He is a guest speaker for Smithsonian Journeys, co-host of the Overlook Podcast, and teaches film at Seattle University. His books include Frankenstein (Columbia University Press) and Billy Wilder: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi) as well as the zombie-Western graphic novel Rotten (Moonstone Books), and he blogs on movies at The Crop Duster; his Twitter handle is @citizenhorton. He is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Former activities include two stints as a Humanities Washington speaker, teaching at the Architectural Association summer school in London, and ten years as curator of the Magic Lantern film-discussion program at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. In 2012 he curated the Museum of History & Industry's "Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies" exhibit.
30 fave films, in chronological order: Un Chien Andalou; M; Monkey Business (Marx Bros. version); Freaks; The Wizard of Oz: The Great Dictator; Cat People (Jacques Tourneur version); A Matter of Life and Death; The Lady From Shanghai; The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; The Third Man; The Quiet Man; Sansho the Bailiff; The Night of the Hunter; Rebel Without a Cause; Rio Bravo; Some Like it Hot; North by Northwest; Jules and Jim; Jason and the Argonauts; Help!; Masculin-Feminin; The Wild Bunch; Two English Girls; Duel; Chinatown; Barry Lyndon; The American Friend; Cutter's Way; Local Hero.
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