HeraldNet (Everett, WA)

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Robert Horton I've always liked the fact that Reeves doesn't look like he pumps a lot of iron to get into the role; it makes John Wick's skill-set all the more otherworldly. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
1.5/4 The Hustle (2019) Robert Horton Is it too much to ask that a film with glamorous people set on the Riviera might actually look good? EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 Tolkien (2019) Robert Horton The movie doesn't nail its attempts to depict how hobbits and wizards and elves were born from Tolkien's youth, but it does create an appealing portrait of a brainy misfit. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
2/4 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Robert Horton Tedious. But it's enough to sustain a universe until next time, which is all that's required. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
1.5/4 The Intruder (2019) Robert Horton Everything is telegraphed a mile in advance, and the plot depends on various characters doing the dumbest thing possible at the worst time. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/4 Long Shot (2019) Robert Horton Takes it time to allow mutual attraction to build, and Theron and Rogen play it with just the right amount of uncertainty and fun. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 Stockholm (2018) Robert Horton Hawke never tips completely into cartoon territory - in the end, there's something human about this idiot. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Robert Horton This movie is slow, steeped in nostalgia for the previous chapters, and very serious about itself. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/4 Peterloo (2018) Robert Horton A complex but amazing movie, one of Leigh's best EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/4 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Robert Horton Notable for one good performance and an almost complete lack of distinctiveness. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/4 Teen Spirit (2018) Robert Horton It's not what you tell, but how you tell it. And Teen Spirit has a sideways, moody take on its tale. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/4 High Life (2018) Robert Horton So many science-fiction films, though futuristic in content, unfold along familiar lines. Shouldn't a sci-fi film take a new form, the way 2001: A Space Odyssey did? EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/4 Mary Magdalene (2018) Robert Horton The film overall suffers from sluggishness; you wonder whether the characters are getting enough iron in their diet. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 Transit (2018) Robert Horton Fear and cruelty are never contained by a single time period. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Robert Horton Earns its punctuation through unrelenting, gee-whiz cheerfulness. Fueled by nerd energy and sold by a goofy cast, this superhero spin-off carves its own path through the usual comic-book material. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
1.5/4 Pet Sematary (2019) Robert Horton Distinguished only by its dour determination and a better-than-necessary cast. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2.5/4 The Aftermath (2019) Robert Horton The film fails to psychologically prepare us for Rachael and Stefan abruptly unbuckling their costumes and getting busy on the nearest horizontal surface, but the casting makes it inevitable. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/4 Dumbo (2019) Robert Horton As with Burton's puzzling run of recent films, the actual business of telling a story seems not terribly important to him. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 Gloria Bell (2018) Robert Horton Moore has always been good at playing it cool until she needs to turn on the juice, and that's the case with Gloria, an understated soul until she's had enough. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Robert Horton Wants to be hard-boiled, and sure enough, it's a 10-minute egg. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 Us (2019) Robert Horton Maybe it's inevitable that Peele's second film as writer-director doesn't light up the sky in the same way -- but at least it throws off plenty of sparks. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/4 Five Feet Apart (2019) Robert Horton Richardson gives a rich performance - she creates an authentic, deglamorized human being. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 Wonder Park (2019) Robert Horton This movie doesn't come together. But it might unintentionally generate a surplus of nightmare fuel. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/4 Triple Frontier (2019) Robert Horton The only thing more rugged than the landscape is the collective will of our battered adventurers. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Robert Horton Boden and Fleck leave room for quiet one-liners and sidelong glances - Mendelsohn is especially good at throwaway expressions, even in his space-lizard guise. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/4 The Kid (2019) Robert Horton The concept is promising, and D'Onofrio obviously has affection for the Western EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/4 Greta (2018) Robert Horton Enough stylish, bizarre touches along the way to at least qualify the film for future cult status. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3.5/4 Todos lo saben (2018) Robert Horton A feast of great actors. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Robert Horton This does seem like an actual ending, with a story that rounds itself off, instead of keeping strands hanging for the sake of an endless franchise. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
2.5/4 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Robert Horton A little too glib to be truly memorable and a little too top-heavy to be really fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/4 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Robert Horton It scores with Wilson's shade-throwing persona, but generates a sour aftertaste in how often it pats itself on the back for being clever. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 Capernaum (2018) Robert Horton Zain Al Rafeea gives one of those indelible child performances, showing the tough street-kid exterior while allowing the frightened vulnerability to show through. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
2.5/4 What Men Want (2019) Robert Horton This kind of comedy should look effortless, but everybody here is working very, very hard. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
1/4 Stan & Ollie (2018) Robert Horton A premise so crackpot it's impossible to believe that one of its 17 credited producers didn't pull the director aside and slap him with a tuna. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/4 Destroyer (2018) Robert Horton Switching the sex around doesn't make it fresh. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/4 Glass (2019) Robert Horton I hope Shyamalan drops his grand ambitions to explain the Unified Theory of Everything and gets back to freaking us all out. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/4 Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) Robert Horton Anytime you might be in danger of sympathizing with Ailes, the movie provides testimony from one of the women he pressured into having sex with him. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/4 The Upside (2018) Robert Horton A complete fantasy. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/4 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Robert Horton If Beale Street Could Talk is all mood - and despite the film's uneven effects, that mood is convincing EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/4 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Robert Horton It's too bad the movie paints the opposing lawyers as such single-note chauvinist pigs in order to pump up the drama, because the case itself is engrossing. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
2.5/4 Second Act (2018) Robert Horton "An excellent commercial for J. Lo's upcoming beauty-care line. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/4 Mortal Engines (2018) Robert Horton There's a lot to look at here, but not much to think about. The story beats are so broad and the characters so bland that this movie wears you out well before the big finish, despite the quirky touches. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Robert Horton As anything other than an actors' showcase, this Mary has a tendency to plod along. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/4 Robin Hood (2018) Robert Horton Trapped somewhere between the legit derring-do of Robin's role in the resistance and the movie's smirky attitude about the whole thing. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
1.5/4 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Robert Horton Part Two of J.K. Rowling's latest franchise is a bewildering bummer, a real misstep by this generally sure-footed storyteller. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/4 Wildlife (2018) Robert Horton While it has a formal visual style, as though emphasizing how trapped its characters are, it really comes alive in the energy between the performers onscreen. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/4 Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Robert Horton You won't be embarrassed if you take your kids, but you won't be remembering this one in years to come, either. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/4 Hunter Killer (2018) Robert Horton This movie embraces its hairy old hokum so thoroughly that it creates a pretty fun contraption. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/4 Beautiful Boy (2018) Robert Horton An issue movie, something just a little too generic to be really potent and memorable. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
2.5/4 Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Robert Horton Doesn't have quite enough twists to justify the 141-minute running time. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2018