Better Days (2019; Derek Tsang) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in select theaters and virtual cinemas and on Hulu and VOD services. This Academy Award nominee received Hong Kong’s first Best International Feature Film nod in nearly three decades, which is insane. Unfortunately and all too […]
Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
Hercules in New York – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 86 “Hercules schmercules!” Daniel and Corky descend from Olympus to review the fish-out-of-water monkeyshines of Arthur Allan Seidelman’s Hercules in New York. A movie seemingly devoid of second takes, this debut film for 22-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger (née Strong) is a […]
Runaway (1984) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 85 “Now kiss your ass goodbye!” Daniel and Corky don their electro-magnetic scatter-suits to review Tom Selleck as a robot-hating cop in Michael Crichton’s Runaway. A cliched cop movie with the tiniest sliver of a sci-fi twist, Runaway barrages you with wooden […]
Foodfight! – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 84 “My friends come out to creep.” Marketropolis stock boys Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell use their dog-tective skills to investigate the rancid animated feature Foodfight!. With its horrifying, half-finished visuals and an ensemble cast of sex predator corporate mascots, Foodfight! provides […]
The Conqueror – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 83 “I am bereft of spit!” Get your Geiger counters ready for this patently offensive episode of the Dare Daniel Podcast. Daniel and Corky review John Wayne in the role he was born to never play, Mongol leader Genghis Khan in […]
Johnny Mnemonic – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 82 “Get that piece of garbage out of here.” LoTek interns Daniel and Corky clear out their brains to properly review Keanu Reeves in Johnny Mnemonic. Reeves leads an international cast of tax breaks in this chintzy cyberpunk thriller inexplicably directed by […]