Robert Horton

Robert posted 59 stories to Seattle Weekly.
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The Plot-Free ‘Free Fire’

Ben Wheatley’s latest strips the action genre of all but its violent core.

  • Apr 19th, 2017 1:30am

In Colossal, Anne Hathaway Accidentally Summons a Giant Monster in South Korea

The premise may be goofy, but the film ends up being much more than a quirky Kaiju flick.

  • Apr 12th, 2017 1:30am

Walter Hill’s “The Assignment” Is Unapologetically Deranged

This action flick with an unwanted gender-reassignment surgery at its center is lurid and clunky.

  • Apr 5th, 2017 1:30am

Raw Is a Cannibalistic Coming-of-Age Tale

Growing up and throwing up in this occasionally uncanny film.

  • Mar 29th, 2017 1:30am

“T2 Trainspotting” Exchanges the Original’s Edge for Sentimentality

There might be something here for diehard fans, but otherwise the nostalgia’s empty.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 1:30am

Feeding the Beast

Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake feels factory-made.

  • Mar 15th, 2017 1:30am

The Quiet, Stop-Motion Heart of ‘My Life as a Zucchini’

This animated Swiss Oscar nominee may have lost to ‘Zootopia,’ but its subtle soul shines regardless.

  • Mar 8th, 2017 1:30am

‘Logan’—Which Should Be a Snooze-Fest Wolverine Tale—Is Actually One of Marvel’s Best

With surprisingly solid storytelling and unexpected plot points, the X-Men outing excels.

  • Mar 1st, 2017 1:30am

Beneath the Love-Story Gauze of ‘A United Kingdom’ Is a Dense African History Lesson

When the heir to the Bechuanaland throne marries an Englishwoman, romantic geopolitical chess follows.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 1:30am

Son of Joseph Is Biblical Without Pretension

Even with Joseph, Marie, and a donkey, this film is allegory free and upends expectation.

  • Feb 15th, 2017 1:30am

German Comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’ Achieves Legitimate Filmic Madness

A goofy father saves his daughter from corporate drudgery by dressing up as a jet-setting life coach.

  • Feb 8th, 2017 1:30am

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Is Less a James Baldwin Biopic and More a New Essay From the Vital Thinker

As a speaker, he was a spellbinder, and he knew it.

  • Feb 1st, 2017 1:30am