Month: May 2018

“Mountain” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Mountain (2018; Jennifer Peedom) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens June 1, 2018, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. “Florid and Cranky” “Our need for mountains runs deep and wide,” breathes Willem Dafoe in his unmistakable sultry growl.  “Mountains are wild […]

Film Podcast – Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 4.5

Daniel and Corky kick off this fast-paced, action-packed mini-episode by previewing next week’s review of the nonsensical non-thriller The Snowman, which is available to rent on all the usual VOD services. They also provide some final thoughts on last week’s review of Aloha, contemplating whether or not Bill Murray’s character […]

“Aloha” Podcast Movie Review

Aloha (2015; Cameron Crowe) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 4 On this week’s episode, film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell lei into Cameron Crowe’s Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Bill Murray. The hosts discuss the unexpected poetry of e-mail hacks, Manic Pixie Dream Racism, the […]

Film Podcast – Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 3.5

Daniel and Corky preview next week’s review of Cameron Crowe’s Aloha, offer some closing thoughts on last week’s review of Bright and revisit their Bay vs. Carnahan debate. Corky extols the comedy stylings of Marlon Wayans, confuses Darren Aronofsky with Whit Stillman and confers American legend status upon Tony Shalhoub, while […]

“Bright” Podcast Movie Review

Bright (2017; David Ayer) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 3 On this week’s episode, Daniel and Corky get the Bright idea to review David Ayer’s made-for-Netflix blockbuster starring Will Smith as an alternate universe LAPD officer and Joel Edgerton as his orc partner.  Your unblooded hosts talk about Elvish […]

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