Month: April 2014

DARE DANIEL – The Back-Up Plan

The Back-Up Plan (2010; Dir.: Alan Poul) GRADE: F By Daniel Barnes The “and credit” is hallowed ground in the opening credits of any film, an honorable position of respect not to be bestowed lightly. Naturally, the film’s stars are always listed first in a movie’s credits, followed […]

In Theaters (SF) – “Teenage”

Teenage (2013; Dir.: Matt Wolf) GRADE: C- By Daniel Barnes *Opening today at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco, and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. Written by director Matt Wolf and John Savage, and based on a non-fiction book of the same name by Savage, the frustrating […]

In Theaters – “Next Goal Wins”

Next Goal Wins (2014; Dir.: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison) Grade: C By Mike Dub *Opening today at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. How many more of these movies do we need?  A ragtag sports team, renowned as the worst in the league, comes together to achieve some moral […]

Daniel Barnes @ the SNR – 4/24 issue

#barnesyardbumps *Under the Skin was pushed back another couple of weeks, so I squeezed out this review of Disneynature’s Bears (pictured left) which makes better use of adorable baby animals than any other movie since whatever the last Disney movie was. #barnesyardharrumphs *Unintentional irony/hack writing alert: the borderline poetic […]