Month: January 2015

In Theaters (SF) – “TIMBUKTU”

Timbuktu (2014; Dir.: Abderrahmane Sissako) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Now playing at the Sundance Kabuki in San Francisco. This Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee from Mauritanian director Sissako (Bamako) looks at life in an African city forcibly placed under the rule of an inexperienced but brutal jihadist […]

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 […]

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 […]