$ = new this week * = SF Bay Area only BUMPED *1) Inherent Vice *2) The Grand Budapest Hotel 3) American Sniper 4) Two Days, One Night *5) Timbuktu *6) A Most Violent Year $*7) Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem *8) Citizenfour $*9) Maps to the […]
Ida (2014; Dir.: Pawel Pawlikowski) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Ida is now available on DVD and streaming services. Nominated for Best Cinematography and winner of Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards, the bone-dry, black-and-white Ida is the fifth film from Polish writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski, but […]
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011; Dir.: Stephen Daldry) GRADE: D- By Daniel Barnes In the decade following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Hollywood made a few films that attempted to recreate the events and aftermath of that day, most notably United 93 and World Trade Center. However, […]
#barnesyardbumps: *Featuring a career-best turn from Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night draws a profound image of working-class dehumanization. #barnesyardharrumphs: *Kingsman: The Secret Service is a juvenile, borderline sociopathic spy spoof, but there are enough exploding heads to hold your attention. #barnesyarddumps: *Fifty Shades of Grey is a […]
$ = new this week * = SF Bay Area only *1) Inherent Vice *2) Boyhood *3) Mr. Turner 4) Foxcatcher *5) The Grand Budapest Hotel 6) American Sniper 7) Two Days, One Night *8) Timbuktu (pictured above) *9) A Most Violent Year *10) Citizenfour 11) Whiplash […]
#barnesyardbumps: *Marion Cotillard gives the best performance of her career in Two Days, One Night, the latest bleak slice-of-life from the Dardennes brothers. #barnesyarddumps: *The star-studded dud Seventh Son is the cinematic equivalent of an American flag produced in an overseas sweatshop.