Month: August 2014

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R – 8/28 issues

*Roger Donaldson’s by-the-numbers The November Man is so comfortable, so content to reprocess the familiar and predictable, that the film practically dozes off on the recliner in the living room of your mind. *A sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s seminal greenscreen noir Sin City has been in the works […]

#84athon – “Tank”

Tank (1984; Dir.: Marvin J. Chomsky) GRADE: D By Mike Dub *NOTE: This is Mike’s contribution to the 1984-a-thon at Forgotten Filmcast.  Over 100 bloggers are participating in this week long blog-a-thon, so please check out their site for links to more reviews of films from 1984.  Read Daniel’s […]

#84athon – “Against All Odds”

Against All Odds (1984; Dir.: Taylor Hackford) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *NOTE: This is Daniel’s contribution to the 1984-a-thon at Forgotten Filmcast. Over 100 bloggers are participating in this week long blog-a-thon, so please check out their site for links to more reviews of films from 1984. […]

In Theaters (SF) – “To Be Takei”

To Be Takei (2014; Dir.: Jennifer M. Kroot) GRADE: C- By Mike Dub *Now playing at the Sundance Kabuki in San Francisco. To Be Takei, an unfocused celebrity puff piece on actor and activist George Takei, falls into the same trap that many biopics and documentary profiles do: it tries […]