Month: May 2017

IN THEATERS (SF) – “God of War”

God of War (2017; Dir.: Gordon Chan) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, June 2, at the AMC Van Ness 14 in San Francisco. Hong Kong-born yeoman Chan delivers this war epic about Japanese pirates battling with Chinese armies in the 16th century.  An unholy alliance has […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Commune”

The Commune (2017; Dir.: Thomas Vinterberg) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens today at the Landmark Opera Plaza in SF and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. An unexpected, Ang Lee-like pivot from Dogme 95 refugee Vinterberg, who follows up the blistering The Hunt and his vital version of […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Hounds of Love”

Hounds of Love (2017; Dir.: Ben Young) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, May 12, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Well, that was unpleasant.  A stylish, squirm-inducing thriller from Australian first-timer Ben Young, Hounds of Love stars Ashleigh Cummings as Vicki Maloney, a rebellious teenager […]