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Daniel Barnes

Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Film Podcast – Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 27.5

“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 […]

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Jay Leno in Collision Course

“Collision Course” Podcast Movie Review

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” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

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 […]

Gwyneth Paltrow and Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love

Film Podcast – Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 26.5

w “The orchestra didn’t have a string section, it had a heartstring section.” Buddy cops Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell play by their own rules in this super-sized mini-episode, avenging each other’s deaths even after the angry Sargeant orders them off the cases. The mismatched podcast hosts first look […]

“The Monuments Men” Podcast Movie Review

The Monuments Men (2014; George Clooney) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 26 “This movie is proselytizing in the most shallow and empty way–it’s a movie of other movies.” Hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell wade into the moral cesspool known as Hollywood for their review of George Clooney’s pious, […]

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