HeraldNet (Everett, WA)

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 The Assistant (2019) Robert Horton Green's idea to leave the mogul off the screen - a brilliant concept - forces us to concentrate more intently on the effect of someone like this. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/4 Downhill (2020) Robert Horton It's certainly something different from the usual run of bigscreen comedies, but what we see doesn't go far enough. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 Honeyland (2019) Robert Horton Amazing in the way it brings to life a human dilemma: between people who have developed a way of getting along with the world that makes life sustainable, and people who will cash in for short-term profit and exterminate the source of their own income. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2.5/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Robert Horton Robbie's outlandish performance still dominates; she's like Lucille Ball plopped into a Spandex nightmare, mugging and wise-cracking her way through the chaos. Even when the movie loses focus, she stays razor-sharp. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2/4 The Rhythm Section (2020) Robert Horton Clumsy and cliched, which keeps it from hitting any kind of stride. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/4 Atlantics (2019) Robert Horton Just when you think you have this movie figured out, it shape-shifts on you. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3/4 The Cave (2019) Robert Horton The brief glimpses above ground are haunting, such as the sight of a man (a restaurant worker? An average citizen?) running through the streets to bring a vat of soup to the hospital. He might as well be carrying a solitary torch of humanity. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
2.5/4 The Last Full Measure (2020) Robert Horton A workmanlike but ultimately effective film. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
2/4 The Gentlemen (2020) Robert Horton The same smirk is in place, the same breezy pleasure in random violence, the same snickering over gay jokes and Asian names. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
2/4 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Robert Horton Smith and Lawrence, who could both use a career boost, look tired of the whole thing. The hotshot energy they had as younger actors bubbles up only in flashes here. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.5/4 Dolittle (2020) Robert Horton Hyperactive and jokey, large-scaled but swift-moving, the film perks along enough to get genuinely bizarre at times. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
1/4 Like a Boss (2020) Robert Horton A movie in which the dead air that follows bad jokes sometimes threatens to swallow its actors whole. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/4 Just Mercy (2019) Robert Horton Part of the film's power is its portrait of a world in which facts no longer matter--even a carefully-prepared argument can be thrown aside because of the corruption within the system. I'm guessing this might resonate with movie-goers in 2020. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/4 1917 (2019) Robert Horton The technique does give us a sense of the dreary slog at the front lines, although at times there's something mechanical about the effects and the series of death-defying coincidences that unfold like clockwork. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3.5/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Robert Horton One of the great talents of the Safdies is to show you New York from the inside. With their films you always feel like you're getting the worm's-eye view, an underground tour of where stuff actually happens. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
3.5/4 Little Women (2019) Robert Horton The actors, especially, create an authentic sense of camaraderie -- Gerwig gets lively energy going without violating the period setting. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
2.5/4 Bombshell (2019) Robert Horton The movie sets up a weird dynamic: While we absolutely root for the Fox women in their legal action, we can't quite forget that they've made a fortune by serving up Ailes' incendiary views for years. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
2/4 Cats (2019) Robert Horton Cats is not good. But the blame goes to the clumsy style of director Tom Hooper, not people wearing digital fur. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Robert Horton I don't go into a Star Wars movie with the fear that my childhood will be ruined if the moviemakers give Boba Fett the wrong color headpiece, so for me The Rise of Skywalker (dumb title, by the way) played just fine as a sci-fi spectacle. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 The Two Popes (2019) Robert Horton Despite its undeniably cornball moments, it gets by with the two strong actors and the Italian settings. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
2/4 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Robert Horton The wild chases and hordes of stampeding ostriches keep pulling us away from hang-out time with our bantering avatars. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
2.5/4 Richard Jewell (2019) Robert Horton So well done, it makes you regret Eastwood's determination to grind an ax on this intriguing story. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
2.5/4 The Aeronauts (2019) Robert Horton Settles for high adventure rather than accurate history, and if you can accept the pumped-up heroics, it plays fine as a family-friendly escapade. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/4 Marriage Story (2019) Robert Horton At times harrowing but often blazingly funny. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/4 Honey Boy (2019) Robert Horton Ha'rel creates a woozy, sunbaked style for the material. She has a talent for finding the rhythm of intense exchanges between characters -- and there are quite a few of those here. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/4 Frozen II (2019) Robert Horton A smartly-turned piece of family entertainment. It is also redundant, somehow even more than most sequels. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Robert Horton What really puts it over is Hanks, doing a wonderful balancing act. He's willing to let Mr. Rogers be somewhat enigmatic, and yet his performance suggests that doing good is a choice, and an effort. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
2.5/4 The Report (2019) Robert Horton Thanks in part to Driver's committed performance, we never lose awareness that something urgent and tragic is at play. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
4/4 The Irishman (2019) Robert Horton Everything from the color of the drapes to the way people eat cereal has been shaped; you can feel Scorsese's care. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/4 Charlie's Angels (2019) Robert Horton The whole thing goes down fairly breezily. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
2/4 Last Christmas (2019) Robert Horton Golding came out of Crazy Rich Asians as a hot new property, so it's disappointing to see him stuck in a neutered role. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/4 Doctor Sleep (2019) Robert Horton This movie has a good eye for people. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/4 Dolor y gloria (2019) Robert Horton In his Hollywood career, Banderas tapped his manic energy. All that gets bottled in here, as Salvador tends to watch and reflect, an artist observing everything around him, saving everything for future use. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/4 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Robert Horton It isn't every day you find yourself saying this about a movie, but I'll go there: Not enough Hitler. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Robert Horton Cameron's gift for grabby ideas is on juicy display - it's candy you know is empty calories, but hard to resist. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 The Current War (2017) Robert Horton The Current War probably sounds old-fashioned -- a bunch of guys in Victorian suits talking through giant mustaches -- with the potential of becoming a Drunk History episode. But the movie plays in livelier fashion. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2.5/4 Black and Blue (2019) Robert Horton Its tendency toward overstatement gets more flagrant as it goes along. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/4 Parasite (2019) Robert Horton You don't want to know too much about it in advance. Parasite unfolds in such a surprising way that watching it work on an audience - through levels of delight, shock and disbelief - is part of the fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/4 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Robert Horton A funny showbiz picture, and a welcome return for Eddie Murphy's still-sharp talents. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Robert Horton Just as jokey and just as violent as the first film, a demonstration of having it both ways. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2.5/4 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Robert Horton Another fine turn for a terrific actress, even if the film itself has a tendency to bump its tail on terra firma. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
3/4 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Robert Horton Doesn't generate much sympathy for the devil, but it does confirm that Cohn's direct influence is still being felt today. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 Gemini Man (2019) Robert Horton The Ang Lee of Eat Drink Man Woman and Brokeback Mountain seemed like the last filmmaker who would get obsessed with tech. I would love to see him return to the human factor. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 Chained for Life (2018) Robert Horton Pearson radiates personality and humor, and his presence lifts the movie into interesting territory. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 Joker (2019) Robert Horton A sour, incoherent jumble, redeemed only by Joaquin Phoenix's astonishing performance in the central role. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/4 The Day Shall Come (2019) Robert Horton Most of the jokes are just a tad overstated, slightly pushed with winks or eye-rolls, as though Morris didn't trust the audience to pick them up. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/4 Judy (2019) Robert Horton If you're a fan of Hollywood, you know the yellow brick road did not lead to happiness. Judy repeats the idea, without expanding on it. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 The Sound of Silence (2019) Robert Horton A major co-star is the sound design, which, fittingly enough, tends to sound like a comforting blanket of white noise. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Robert Horton Nostalgic nonsense of the most shameless kind, a gushing mash note to the British upper class. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/4 Ad Astra (2019) Robert Horton The way the film plugs in its science-fiction elements willy nilly, without particularly caring about them, is an issue. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019