Month: June 2017

“Okja” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Okja (2017; Bong Joon Ho) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes “High-Energy Genre Subversion” More high-energy genre subversion from South Korean writer-director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpierecer; The Host; Memories of Murder), who this time uses a Spielberg-ian children’s fantasy template to bluntly satirize issues related to animal rights, environmental destruction and corporate […]

“The Hero” Review by Daniel Barnes

The Hero (2017; Brett Haley) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, June 16, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. After I’ll See You in My Dreams and this soft-edgy, sunset-gazing ensemble piece, writer-director Brett Haley has proved adept at the sort […]

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