Month: June 2016

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Tickled”

Tickled (2016; Dir.: 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 to overpraise bold formal and visual ambitions, and easy to overlook […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Les Cowboys”

Les Cowboys (2016; Dir.: 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, and it’s exactly the kind of terse tangle of cultural collisions and overwrought […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Fits”

The Fits (2016; Dir.: Anna Rose Holmer) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco. A scrappy and big-hearted brawler of a film, but one without any real fighting spirit or punching power (OK, that’s enough with the boxing metaphors).  First-timer […]