Poster for the crime thriller "Dragged Across Concrete", starring Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson

MOVIE REVIEW – IN THEATERS (SF) – “Dragged Across Concrete”

Dragged Across Concrete (2019; Dir.: S. Craig Zahler) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Now playing at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. Another muscular but lumbering hunk of wheezing masculinity from Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 auteur S. Craig Zahler, this time starring Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson as head-busting […]

MOVIE REVIEW – IN THEATERS (NY/LA) – “Babylon”

Babylon (1980; Dir.: Franco Rosso) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Released for the first time in the United States, Italian-born, English-raised director Franco Rosso’s Babylon follows the Jamaican-born, English-raised members of fictional sound system group Ital Lion.  Fronted by […]

Film Podcast – Dare Daniel Episode 33 – “Ishtar”

“Telling the truth can be dangerous business/Honest and popular don’t go hand in hand” Dare Daniel takes on another “bad movie” legend in this week’s episode.  The inept and self-unaware podcasting duo of Daniel Barnes and  Corky McDonnell review Elaine May’s Ishtar, starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty […]

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