Robert Horton

‘Carrie’ and ‘The Exorcist’ go to Scandinavia in ‘Thelma’

The Norwegian film lifts many of those shocks from those horror classics, but does it effectively.

 

Award-winning documentary gazes lovingly at Jane Goodall

“Jane” includes fascinating newly discovered 1960s footage of the chimpanzee expert.

 

‘The Breadwinner’ animation is strong, but its story is stilted

The Cartoon Saloon film never lets you forget that you’re here to learn an important lesson.

 

Heavy Hollywood headlines: Robert Horton’s movies preview

In the midst of all the sexual-misconduct allegations, the holiday film season offers some relief.

‘Three Billboards’ rooted in Frances McDormand’s rigid role

The actress of “Fargo” fame gives an Oscar-worthy performance in this black comedy on human nature.

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ harkens back to earlier movie era

Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Branagh’s mustache and an all-star cast have fun in an old-school whodunit.

Sprawling satire of pretentious artist types scores rich humor

“The Square” features a star-making performance by a 50-year-old Danish actor named Claes Bang.

‘Bad Moms’ sequel just as raunchy, not as funny, as the first

Our three heroines are visited by their insane mothers during the holidays in “A Bad Moms Christmas.”

‘Gods Own Country’ romance rooted in realities of farm life

The Yorkshire farmer falls for Romanian worker tale is an impressive directing debut by Francis Lee.

‘Thor’ makes title character chief jester in latest Marvel flick

“Thor: Ragnarok” starring Chris Hemsworth is first and foremost a comedy, with some action thrown in.

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ shows the damage done by Winnie-the-Pooh

The gentle movie tells a serious story about how celebrity culture harmed a family.

‘Human Flow’ is mesmerizing documentary of the collective human soul

“Human Flow” is not a documentary by a journalist, or a traditional activist. If it were, it might be 25 hours long, with abundant background… Continue reading

‘Breathe’ ignores all the inspirational movie cliches

It tells the story of a polio patient and his wife who helped change attitudes about the disabled.

Animating Van Gogh paintings proves to be trippy yet flawed

“Loving Vincent” relates the circumstances of the great painter’s death.

Confusing, muddled thriller confounds talented director, cast

“The Snowman,” based on a Scandinavian crime novel, suffers from catastrophic storytelling problems.

‘Lucky’ a movie-lover’s farewell to the late Harry Dean Stanton

The beloved character actor’s last film puts him in the leading role. He died last month at 91.

‘Blade Runner 2049’: visually dazzling, but hollow at its core

The sequel to the 1982 classic is a bit hokey and slow, but Harrison Ford is a welcome presence.

Tour New York library with this fly-on-the-wall documentary

“Ex Libris: New York Public Library” by Frederick Wiseman shows us how today’s library system works.

Judi Dench once again portrays the queen in ‘Victoria Abdul’

The new film is drawn from another period in the royal life, years after the events of “Mrs. Brown.”

Tom Cruise revises his ‘Top Gun’ persona in ‘American Made’

The movie star does a little re-branding of his most identifiable role in this based-on-fact film.