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Daniel Barnes

Co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast and member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle.

A scene from Mario Peixoto's Limite (1931)

Canon Fodder Episode 2 – “Limite” (1931)

Dare Daniel Presents: Canon Fodder – Episode 2 Limite (1931; Dir.: Mário Peixoto) Daniel and Corky sail out to the edges of cinema history to review the legendary and influential Brazilian silent film Limite. This eerie and experimental movie was long thought lost, but a relatively recent restoration […]

Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950)

Canon Fodder Episode 1 – Rashomon

Dare Daniel Presents: Canon Fodder – Episode 1 Rashomon (1950; Dir.: Akira Kurosawa) From the heroes who brought you Dare Daniel…welcome to Canon Fodder! In the coming months, years, decades and lifetimes, friends and fellow cinephiles Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell will be randomly working their way through […]

Nicolas Cage

Dare Daniel: Cage Match Wrap-Up

Dare Daniel Season 2/Episode 8 – Dare Daniel: Cage Match wrap-up RELATED CLIPS Follow Dare Daniel on Facebook and Instagram.  Be sure to listen, rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, PlayerFM, Listen Notes, Google Podcasts, Castbox and more.  New episodes come out every other Tuesday!  Help support the show by clicking […]

Nicolas Cage in Dog Eat Dog (2016)

“Dog Eat Dog” Podcast Movie Review

Dare Daniel: Cage Match – Round 7 Dog Eat Dog (2016; Dir.: Paul Schrader) – Episode 130   DOG EAT DOG (2016) FACTS & FIGURES U.S. theatrical debut: Nov. 4, 2016 Worldwide box office: $~200,000 Critics scores: 50 on Rotten Tomatoes; 53 on Metacritic IMDB synopsis: “A crew of […]

Nicolas Cage and his mandolin in Captain Corelli's Mandolin

“Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” Podcast Movie Review

Dare Daniel: Cage Match – Round 6 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2011; Dir.: John Madden) – Episode 129 “It’s a beautifully designed vehicle with no engine.” Daniel and Corky lose their zest for life after watching the badly miscast Nicolas Cage play the titular hero of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. […]

Nicolas Cage and Alain Moussi in Jiu Jitsu (2020)

“Jiu Jitsu” (2020) Podcast Movie Review

Dare Daniel: Cage Match – Round 5 Jiu Jitsu (2020; Dir.: Dimitri Legothetis) – Episode 128 “Get off my piano.” In their final Cage Match review, Nouveau Shamanic acolytes Daniel and Corky grapple with the un-gentle art of Jiu Jitsu. Cage goes Obi-Yawn Kenobi as a neo-hippie martial […]