Dare Daniel Preview – “The Identical”

Next week on the Dare Daniel podcast, we’ll be boogie-woogie rock-and-rolling to the incomprehensible sights and sounds of Dustin Marcellino’s 2014 stinker The Identical. A singular mash-up of Jesus iconography and Elvis iconography, The Identical stars real-life Elvis impersonator Blake Rayne in the dual role of wooden rock star Drexel Hemsley […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Endless”

The Endless (2018; Dir.: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 20, at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco and the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. Another super-intriguing, shoegazing, almost-there slice of genre revision from the directors of Spring.  Directing partners Justin […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Gemini”

Gemini (2018; Dir.: Aaron Katz)  GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 5, at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theater in San Francisco. Land Ho! director Aaron Katz delivers this meandering Hollywood noir about a beleaguered but loyal personal assistant accused of murdering her own boss.  The wonderful Lola Kirke […]

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