Bio-Dome (1996; Jason Bloom) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 36 “If you had feral children, put them in bowling shirts, injected them with methamphetamines, this is what you would get. Only less restrained than that.” In this Earth Day-themed episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, Gen-X roadkill on […]
Co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast and member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle.
3 Faces (2019; Jafar Panahi) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, March 29, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. 3 Faces is the fourth feature film from Iranian writer-director Jafar Panahi since 2010, the year that the Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced him to house arrest and imposed […]
Screwball (2019; Billy Corben) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, March 29, at the 4 Star Theater in San Francisco. Less a documentary than a feature-length piece of click-bait, the true-crime sports movie Screwball offers the most superficial look imaginable at the steroids scandal surrounding Alex Rodriguez […]
Fever Pitch (2005; Bobby and Peter Farrelly) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 35 “IMDB was as uninterested in this movie as I was.” Boston sports antagonists Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell compile their laziest, most mismatched baseball metaphors to review Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s Fever Pitch, a romantic comedy […]
Dragged Across Concrete (2019; S. Craig Zahler) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Now playing at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. Here comes another muscular but lumbering hunk of wheezing masculinity from Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 auteur S. Craig Zahler. This time, Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson star […]
Babylon (1980; Franco Rosso) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Released for the first time in the United States, Italian-born, English-raised director Franco Rosso’s Babylon follows the Jamaican-born, English-raised members of fictional sound system group Ital Lion. Fronted by the […]