Month: January 2018

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” Review by Daniel Barnes

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2018; Hiromasa Yonebayashi) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, January 19, and at the Palladio 16 Cinemas in Folsom and the AMC Van Ness in San Francisco. Studio Ghibli veteran Hiromasa Yonebayashi adapts Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick into this charming, […]

“Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2017; Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vázquez) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, January 12, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. This dark, bleak, Spanish-language animated fable premiered in 2015.  However, it only now makes an American debut thanks to GKIDS, an essential distribution […]

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