Month: June 2016

Tickled documentary

“Tickled” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Tickled (2016; David Farrier and Dylan Reeve) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. In a crowded marketplace for documentaries, it’s easy to overpraise bold formal and visual ambitions, and easy to overlook a more […]

“Les Cowboys” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Les Cowboys (2016; Thomas Bidegain) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday at the Clay Theatre in San Francisco. Long-time Jacques Audiard collaborator Thomas Bidegain makes his directorial debut with this steely-eyed odd duck.  It’s precisely the kind of terse tangle of cultural collisions and heavyhanded genre tropes […]

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