Norbit – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 59 “Everything in this movie is so pathologically unclever.” In this week’s episode, Daniel and Corky disappear into the roles of white, middle-aged podcast hosts with their review of the outrageously unfunny Norbit. Eddie Murphy co-wrote and co-produced this series of fart […]
Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
Sorry We Missed You (2020; Ken Loach) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opening Friday, March 13, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco. Ken Loach follows his Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake with another agreeable yet biting look at dehumanized working-class Brits. You were expecting maybe […]
Greed (2020; Michael Winterbottom) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opening Friday, March 6, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, as well as the Regal Natomas and Regal UA Laguna Village. The Adam McKay-ification of the global cinema-scape continues apace with this toothless, pseudo-intellectual satire. Director Michael Winterbottom once […]
The VelociPastor – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 58 “Self-consciously shitty is still shitty.” Even the director of The VelociPastor believes that it would be a fool’s errand to find meaning in the film. Thankfully, we’ve got the two fools for the job. Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian […]
Love on a Leash – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 57 “My name is Alvin Flang.” Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell meet ineptitude with ineptitude in this technical issue-laden episode. This week, the hosts review Fen Tian’s unfathomably incompetent romantic comedy Love on a Leash. Fitting […]
Dare Daniel Podcast – All Dares Episode 2 “Gold chains for all!” Super-producer Johnny Flores is gone, but the show goes on. On this very special episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell read a bumper crop of bad movie dares. Daniel and […]