Month: January 2015

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R/CSIndy (1/22 and 1/29 issues)

#barnesyardbumps: *J.C. Chandor’s awards season nonstarter A Most Violent Year is smarter and slyer and more carefully crafted than a lot of the obsequious crap that actually received nominations. *Mike Leigh’s gorgeous and unconventional biopic Mr. Turner features a career-defining performance from longtime Leigh favorite Timothy Spall. *My […]

MOVIE REVIEW – IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Duke of Burgundy”

The Duke of Burgundy (2015; Dir.: Peter Strickland) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes *Now playing at the Opera Plaza in San Francisco. This luxurious and layered psychosexual drama is director Peter Strickland’s follow-up to his hypnotically stylish 2012 mindfuck Berberian Sound Studio, which followed the breakdown of a […]

The Barnesyard @ the SN&R/MCW (1/15 issues)

#barnesyardbumps: *Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper offers a complex, conflicted and profoundly moving look at the military machine, and the toll it takes on the soldiers who keep getting shoveled back into the fire. *My 5-star review of Foxcatcher was reprinted in this week’s Monterey County Weekly. #barnesyarddumps: *Taken […]

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