Month: April 2018

“Godard mon Amour” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Godard mon Amour (2018; Michael Hazanavicius) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 27, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco. Talk about Contempt! Academy Award-winning director Michael Hazanavicius (that looks wrong, but this is our world now, deal with it) delivers this annoyingly whimsical biopic about the relationship […]

Blake rayne, Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta in The Identical

“The Identical” Podcast Movie Review

The Identical (2014; Dustin Marcellino) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 2 Is it an Elvis movie or a Jesus movie (or a dessert topping or a floor wax)?  On this episode of Dare Daniel, film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell try to make pompadoured heads or […]

“The Endless” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

The Endless (2018; Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 20, at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco and the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. Another super-intriguing, shoegazing, almost-there slice of genre revision from the directors of Spring.  Directing partners Justin Benson […]

“Grudge Match” Podcast Movie Review

Grudge Match (2013; Peter Segal) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 1 In Round 1 of the Dare Daniel podcast, fierce rivals Daniel and Corky trade punches on Peter Segal’s Grudge Match, starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as shells of their former selves.  Daniel and Corky go the distance […]

Lola Kirke in Gemini

“Gemini” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Gemini (2018; Aaron Katz)  GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes Land Ho! director Aaron Katz delivers this meandering Hollywood noir about a beleaguered but loyal personal assistant accused of murdering her own boss. The wonderful Lola Kirke plays Jill, long-time friend-ployee of Zoe Kravitz’s Heather, a flaky actress who uses their complicatedly close […]

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