Godard mon Amour (2018; Dir.: Michael Hazanavicius) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 27, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco, the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Talk about Contempt! Academy Award-winning director Michael Hazanavicius (that looks wrong, but this is […]
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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 boogie-woogied tails of Dustin Marcellino’s “The Identical”, an incomprehensible mashup of […]
Next week on the Dare Daniel podcast, we’ll be boogie-woogie rock-and-rolling to the incomprehensible sights and sounds of Dustin Marcellino’s 2014 stinker The Identical. A singular mash-up of Jesus iconography and Elvis iconography, The Identical stars real-life Elvis impersonator Blake Rayne in the dual role of wooden rock star Drexel Hemsley […]
The Endless (2018; Dir.: 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 […]
Ismael’s Ghosts (2018; Dir.: Arnaud Desplechin) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 20, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Lark Theater in Larkspur. When I reviewed Arnaud Desplechin’s lovely My Golden Days in April 2016, I made the somewhat embarrassing admission that it […]
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 in their discussion, touching on tarnished legacies, the immorality of […]