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36 years, thousands of movies — it’s been a great gig
Robert Horton’s long tenure as The Daily Herald’s movie critic has ended.
Fitfully funny satire of our corrupt age needs sharper fangs
“Greed,” about a corporate con man throwing himself a birthday party, fails to destroy its scared-cow targets.
Pixar’s enduring movie magic takes a road trip in ‘Onward’
This outing falls just short of the studio’s best work but it still casts a spell.
‘Seberg’: Doomed actress of ‘Breathless’ fame remains an enigma
Kristin Stewart works hard in the title role, but is undercut by the film’s over-focus on FBI agents gathering dirt.
Smart, tense ‘Invisible Man’ makes empty space seem sinister
Another smart move: Casting a real actress (Elisabeth Moss) instead of a starlet in the role of a woman terrorized by her angry ex.
The young cast of ‘Emma.’ boasts some future stars — period
This adaptation of the Jane Austen novel shines with a fine British cast and a slightly stylized look.
Slow-burning passions ignite in dazzling ‘Portrait of a Lady’
This French film begins as a 18th-century period piece, then becomes something else entirely.
‘Call of the Wild’? ‘Call of the Mild’ is much more like it
This CGI-heavy adaptation of the Jack London classic is superficial stuff, though Harrison Ford helps it pick up a bit toward the end.
Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell impress, but ‘Downhill’ falls flat
This completely unnecessary remake of an excellent Swedish film never finds the right tone.
We never see the monster, and ‘The Assistant’ is better for it
It’s an ingenious strategy for telling a story about the toxic effect of one Weinstein-like person.
Robert Horton predicts who will take home Oscars tonight
Will the Academy come into the 21st century and honor “Parasite” (no)? Is Brad Pitt really a lock for Best Supporting Actor (yes).
‘Birds of Prey’: It’s the women’s turn to be cartoon sadists
Margot Robbie returns as the Lucille Ball of mayhem in this ultra-violent comic-book flick.
‘Honeyland’ richly deserves its multiple Oscar nominations
This film about a Macedonian beekeeper is a parable of sustainability versus greed.
Four stars for ‘Atlantics,’ a spellbinding shape-shifter of a film
This Senegalese movie, which mixes genres and moods, is one of the year’s very best.
The far-fetched premise pushes ‘Rhythm Section’ out of time
Blake Lively makes for a lively, if de-glammed, heroine, but this action thriller never clicks.
Guy Ritchie’s ‘Lock, Stock’ shtick is passing its sell-by date
Rampant real-world gun violence makes the Brit director’s smirky crime-comedy formula seem desperate and tired.
A truly exceptional cast uplifts ‘The Last Full Measure’
A roster of ace actors, including the late Peter Fonda, do strong work in this Vietnam-themed drama.
An Oscar-nominated documentary takes us inside hellish Syria
“The Cave” focuses on an underground hospital tending to the victims of the country’s civil war.
These ‘Bad Boys’ are looking like they could use a nap
After 17 years, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return, but ‘Bad Boys for Life’ lacks the previous films crazed energy.
Robert Downey Jr.’s a perfect fit for this weird ‘Dolittle’
He dons steampunk garb and talks to the animals in a very strange sorta-British accent.