Robert Horton

‘Where’s My Roy Cohn?’ covers the life of Trump’s odious mentor

Cohn’s long gone, but this documentary confirms that his rancid influence is still being felt today.

It’s Will Smith vs. his youthful clone in tech-obsessed ‘Gemini Man’

The action scenes are solid, but director Ang Lee is mostly interested in playing with digital toys.

Phoenix is brilliant, but ‘Joker’ is a sour, incoherent mess

It strives to be a serious statement about modern times, but director Todd Phillips isn’t up to that job.

‘Chained for Life’ confronts notions of beauty and difference

This indie, about a beautiful woman making a film with sideshow performers, recalls the 1932 classic “Freaks.”

FBI satire lacks bite in oddly tame ‘The Day Shall Come’

British filmmaker Chris Morris’ latest doesn’t measure up to “Four Lions,” his bracing send-up of jihadists.

Plodding ‘Judy’ biopic doesn’t do the legendary singer justice

Renee Zellweger does her darndest as Judy Garland, but she and the movie aren’t up to the task.

Devotees will love the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie; others beware

All the elements of the TV series remain in place — including shameless nostalgia for imaginary times gone by.

‘Ad Astra’: Willy-nilly sci-fi detracts from stunning visuals

This otherwise thoughtful film doesn’t care about being grounded in plausibility, and that’s a problem.

‘Sound of Silence’: Easy-listening indie’s lead is ideally cast

Peter Sarsgaard is excellent as an introverted man who fixes the subtle auditory sounds in people’s homes.

‘Goldfinch’: Adaptation of Pulitzer winner doesn’t earn its wings

The film loses itself in the second half, as the plot takes a series of increasingly far-fetched turns.

‘Official Secrets’: Knightley blows the whistle on the Iraq War

It’s not “All the President’s Men,” but the compelling film tells how “we were lied into an illegal war.”

Robert Horton’s fall movie preview: ‘Rambo’ vs. ‘Downton Abbey’

This is the time of year when the studios shelve the superheroes and roll out their Oscar-worthy films.

‘IT Chapter Two’ substitutes noise, bombast for emotional heft

This sequel covers the second half of Stephen King’s novel. But it jettisons the complexity of King’s ideas.

Documentary traces the life of one of rock’s great survivors

“David Crosby: Remember My Name” doesn’t flinch from the subject’s bad behavior and prodigious drug use.

‘Brittany’ deftly blends hipster attitude, feel-good comedy

Jillian Bell leads a bright cast as a boozy, chubby New Yorker who decides marathon-running is the best way to get in shape.

‘Don’t Let Go’ is an OK chiller — if you don’t think too hard

The film’s premise — a cop gets calls from his murdered niece two weeks after her death — barely sustains itself.

‘The Nightingale’: Sickening violence, with a core of humanity

This harrowing film tells the story of a woman who seeks vengeance in 1825 Tasmania.

‘Ready or Not’ plays an entertainingly snarky game of death

A bride discovers her rich in-laws have murder in mind, but the class-warfare angle is just window dressing.

Gerard Butler’s a bit off his mayhem game in latest ‘Fallen’

In his third go-round as Secret Service agent Mike Bannon, Gerard Butler looks like he’s having a case of the nerves.

‘Blinded by the Light’: It’s corny, cheesy and hard to resist

This exuberant true tale follows a British lad who discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen, circa 1987.