Month: July 2015

IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Look of Silence”

The Look of Silence (2015; Dir.: Joshua Oppenheimer) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes *Opens today at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Camera Cinemas in San Jose. In the Fall of 1965, the military-led, American-supported government of Indonesia oversaw the genocide of nearly one million […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Tangerine”

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

The Barnesyard @ the SN&R/SA Current/Monterey County Weekly

#barnesyardbumps: *Director Asif Kapadia (Senna) constructs Amy, a heartbreaking documentary about the self-destructive chanteuse Amy Winehouse, almost entirely from existing footage, largely allowing Winehouse’s words and lyrics to tell her own tragic life story. #barnesyarddumps: *Despite a screenplay that boasts contributions from Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, and Adam […]