Month: July 2015

“Tangerine” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Tangerine (2015; Sean Baker) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes A relatively minor up-all-night comedy elevated to the status of a significant breakthrough by casting transgender performers in the roles of transgender prostitutes, and by refraining from ever psychoanalyzing or judging them.  Meanwhile, harsh judgment gets rightly reserved for […]

FESTIVAL #10 WRAP-UP/RANKINGS

By Daniel Barnes and Mike Dub DANIEL: As I’ve stated many times, the real purpose of these festivals is to fill in some of my more glaring cinematic blind spots. In my festival intro, I mentioned that “I came a little bit late to the Dardenne brothers party,” […]

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