Holiday (2019; Isabella Eklöf) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, February 15, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. One of the screenwriters of the Oscar-nominated Border, Isabella Eklöf makes a stunning and disturbing directorial debut with Holiday, a sun-kissed travelogue of sexual violence on the Turkish Riviera. Victoria Carmen […]
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w Heart Condition (1990; James D. Parriott) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 32 “We’re about 15 to 20 minutes into the movie. We have seen Denzel and Bob Hoskins at various times hit women, abuse animals and commit hate crimes. These are the heroes of the film.” In a Dare Daniel […]
“It’s time for you to get your big, fat, extra crispy bucket o’ chicken, two-liter Pepsi-Cola-drinking ass out of bed.” In this heartless mini-episode, podcast hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell prepare for next week’s review of Heart Condition, a film that joins Collision Course and Theodore Rex in the Dare Daniel […]
Gotti (2018; Kevin Connolly) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 31 “Let’s get into this fucking travesty.” In this Family-friendly episode of the Dare Daniel Podcast, Mafia history buff Corky McDonnell and legitimate businessman Daniel Barnes take their whacks at Kevin Connolly’s 2018 critical punching bag biopic Gotti, starring John Travolta as […]
“It’s incomprehensible how incomprehensible this movie is.” Inspired by Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal’s phantom dustup in China Salesman, film critic Daniel Barnes and comedy beam-of-pure-energy Corky McDonnell are in a fighting mood on this week’s Dare Daniel mini-episode. After rehashing the double-fisted, single-celled lunacy of China Salesman, Daniel and Corky […]
China Salesman (2018; Tan Bing) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 30 “Looks like you’ve become the badass I once hoped to be.” It’s treason season on the Dare Daniel podcast, as film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell review the Chinese state-sponsored propaganda of Tan Bing’s China Salesman, […]