Month: May 2015

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Sunshine Superman”

Sunshine Superman (2015; Dir.: Marah Strauch) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens today at the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. First-timer Marah Strauch directs this documentary about BASE-jumping pioneer Carl Boenish, a man described as having […]

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R/SA Current

*My Summer Movie preview was reprinted in this week’s issue of the San Antonio Current. *Bertrand Bonello’s aloof and oddly compelling biopic Saint Laurent is unique in that it’s not a story about an artist’s difficult ascent toward triumph, but about his easy descent from triumph toward irrelevance […]

Festival #9 Wrap-Up/Awards

By Daniel Barnes and Mike Dub DANIEL: First of all, Dub, I want to thank you for honoring my “no flats” policy for this festival wrap-up – I feel like the Palme d’Or calls for a little old-school glamour.  As I wrote in my review of When Father […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Jauja”

Jauja (2015; Dir.: Lisandro Alonso) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens today at the Roxie in San Francisco. More adventures in aspect ratios: Mommy director Xavier Dolan, Argentinean auteur Lisandro Alonso sees your 1:1 frame and raises you the rounded corners and stiff compositions of a 19th-century photograph. […]