“Nobody likes you, sugarplums!” On this holly jolly mini-episode, your secret Santas Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell preview their Christmas Day review of A Christmas Story 2, the 2012 straight-to-VOD sequel that literally no one wanted. This cinematic clinker is available to rent on all the usual VOD services. […]
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Cutthroat Island (1995; Renny Harlin) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 28 “Bad dog!” On this explosive episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, scurvy dogs Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell hang Renny Harlin’s inept 1995 action movie Cutthroat Island from the critical yardarm. A notorious box office bomb that’s even worse […]
By Daniel Barnes This is the ballot that I submitted for this year’s San Francisco Film Critics Circle awards. It should be noted that Madeline’s Madeline was nominated for our Special Citation Award, so I left it out of consideration for other awards. I also did not consider Mandy, which I […]
“It’s turkey time…gobble gobble.” In this week’s muscular mini-episode, Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell preview next week’s review of Renny Harlin’s Cutthroat Island, a pirate movie more rancid than an expired bucket of Long John Silver’s coleslaw. After briefly revisiting their review of the hate-filled action comedy Collision Course, the […]
Collision Course (1989; Lewis Teague) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 27 “I’m on your ass!” In this turbocharged episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, dream team hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell review the crazy-racist buddy cop comedy Collision Course, featuring the nightmare team of Jay Leno and Pat […]
Shoplifters (2018; Hirokazu Koreeda) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes When the domestic drama Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or last Summer at Cannes, right on the heels of a string of solid but same-ish domestic dramas from Japanese filmmaker Koreeda (including Like Father, Like Son, Our Little Sister and After the Storm), it seemed possible […]