Month: May 2016

IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Idol”

The Idol (2016; Dir.: Hany Abu-Assad) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday at Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco, the Landmark Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad garnered Best Foreign Film Oscar nominations for his terrorist […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Neon Bull”

Neon Bull (Dir.: Gabriel Mascaro) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. A documentarian making only his second narrative feature, writer-director Gabriel Mascaro invests the entrancing and upsetting Neon Bull with equal parts lived-in authenticity and dreamlike beauty.  Neon Bull follows […]

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