Month: April 2015

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R (4/23 issue)

#barnesyardbumps: *Alex Garland’s sleek sci-fi chamber play Ex Machina works best as a showcase for Oscar Isaac, who reimagines the evil scientist as a socially isolated scumbag jock, equal parts Victor Frankenstein and Frank T.J. Mackie. #barnesyardharrumphs: *The Oscar-nominated documentary The Salt of the Earth charts the 40-year […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Cheatin’

Cheatin’ (2015; Dir.: Bill Plympton) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens today at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley, and the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol. In a genre overwhelmingly dominated by major studios, nine-digit budgets, digital animation, wisecracking animals, A-list voice casts, […]