Robert Horton

‘Beale Street’ a worthy follow-up to award-winning ‘Moonlight’

Director Barry Jenkins’ movie favors mood over story, and is full of good actors and explosive color.

Horton’s 10 best enjoyable and 10 worst movies of 2018

It was a very interesting year for the Western — the genre made the Herald movie critic’s top five.

Film looks at RBG’s life before her Supreme Court appointment

“On the Basis of Sex” is about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s origin story and one of her most significant cases.

‘Vice’ can’t decide whether to satirize or humanize Dick Cheney

It’s a scattershot look at the life of George W. Bush’s veep played by shape-shifter Christian Bale.

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ refreshes with an old-fashioned vibe

Emily Blunt is practically perfect in the role made famous by Julie Andrews.

Aquaman tries to swim in both the deep and shallow ends

The comic book saga can’t decide whether to be silly or a serious origin story.

J. Lo’s effortless charm keeps ‘Second Act’ afloat

The film’s stuffed with platitudes and shouldn’t work, but Lopez proves she’s a true movie star.

‘Mortal Engines’ a special-effects sci-fi outing of the YA kind

This adaptation of a post-apocalyptic novel is set in a landscape where giant cities move around.

New ‘Spider-Man’ an oh-so-postmodern take on Marvel franchise

“Into the Spider-Verse” has good jokes, but its frantic action and poky dialogue scenes take a toll.

Saoirse Ronan on fire as smart but rash Mary in ‘Queen of Scots’

The film makes parallels with current events, but its biggest draw is Ronan’s blazing performance.

Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ is an intimate, yet epic, masterpiece

The Oscar-winning director’s film, about a housemaid in 1970s Mexico City, packs emotional power.

Wickedly funny ‘The Favourite’ showcases 3 top actors

Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone have a field day in this 18th century period piece.

Sterling performance overcomes cheesy bits in ‘Green Book’

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen give a master class on acting in this period piece set in 1962.

Dull lead actor, smirky modern references doom ‘Robin Hood’

A stiff Taron Egerton does not rekindle fond memories of Errol Flynn in this hectic action flick.

Have a (Robert) Horton holiday: 10 Christmas films to watch

The Herald’s movie critic recommends movies to watch via streaming this holiday season.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel exploits ‘Harry Potter’ fans’ goodwill

Part Two of J.K. Rowling’s latest franchise is a bewildering bummer.

‘Widows’ would work better as a longform miniseries

The cast, led by the formidable Viola Davis, is excellent, but the film leaves you wanting more.

Coen brothers turn Western conventions upside-down in ‘Scruggs’

The initially funny, eventually bleak movie reminds us that death lurked everywhere in the Old West.

‘Outlaw King’ picks up where Mel Gibson’s ‘Braveheart’ left off

Netflix’s “Outlaw King” stars Chris Pine as Scottish hero Robert the Bruce in the 14th century.

Carey Mulligan burns up the screen in ‘Wildlife’

Director Paul Dano, an actor himself, lets Mulligan and costar Jake Gyllenhaal showcase their skill.