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 […]

Netflix Review – “Strange Days”

Strange Days (1995; Kathryn Bigelow) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes One of the fascinating and unfortunate things about director Kathryn Bigelow is her natural and often exploitative appropriation of the male gaze. As I wrote in this 2010 SN&R column on Bigelow, “Her great cinematic obsession is the […]

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