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Film critic for the Sacramento News and Review. Craft beer columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Dare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 14.5

On this thumbnail mini-episode, Daniel and Corky prepare for next week’s review of the 1985 box office bomb Revolution by getting into the character of an anachronistic 18th-century Scottish-American fur trapper.  The hosts also revisit their previous review of Renaissance Man by contemplating “Life in the Streets” from the p.o.v. of a […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 14 – “Renaissance Man”

“I’ve never taught before…and you’ve never thought before!” Despite “struggling in the brain department,” Double D’s Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell scale Chekhov’s Victory Tower to review Penny Marshall’s career-killing 1994 military comedy Renaissance Man, starring the beloved comedy duo of Danny DeVito and Gregory Hines.  In a desperate […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 13 – “Collateral Beauty”

“Shed your skin.” Abstract concepts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell struggle to find any beauty, collateral or otherwise, in David Frankel’s 2016 “catastro-fuck of the shittiest order.”  Despite a cast that includes six former Oscar nominees (and two winners), including Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren, Collateral […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 12.5

Although still unable to stop the music that is slowly driving them insane, Corky and Daniel revisit their review of Nancy Walker’s outrageously energetic Village People musical Can’t Stop the Music.  The hosts also look ahead to next week’s review of the “batshit crazy” Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Edward […]

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