By Daniel Barnes DANIEL’S TOP TEN FILMS OF 2019 1. Uncut Gems Directors Benny and Josh Safdie double down on the pure rush of their 2017 success Good Time with this adrenaline-soaked thriller. Adam Sandler gives the performance of the year as Howard Ratner, a New York […]
Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
By Daniel Barnes This is the complete ballot that I submitted for the 2019 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle awards. We will announce the winners on Monday, Dec. 15. Check out my full rankings of the best films of 2019 HERE. BEST FILMS OF 2019 Uncut […]
Love Actually (2003; Richard Curtis) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 54 “She wants the PM to slide into her DMs!” In this week’s episode, Daniel, Corky and a special guest kick off the Christmas season with some “solid gold shit.” These days, the war on Christmas is actually […]
Battlefield Earth (2000; Roger Christian) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 53 “Holy amazing shit, John Travolta.” Travolt-ember just keeps on Travolt-embering on the Dare Daniel podcast. This week, man-animal rights activist Daniel Barnes and arrogant greener Corky Goodboy McDonnell finally get leverage over you with their review of […]
The Fanatic (2019; Fred Durst) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 52 “He’s full of doo-doo!” It’s Travolt-ember this month on the Dare Daniel podcast, although we’re still writing Cork-tober on all our checks. This week, incompetent street performer Daniel Barnes and hardcore illusionist Corky McDonnell parse the poppycock […]
Pain and Glory (2019; Pedro Almodóvar) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes Opens on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento. For his 21st feature film, the great Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar once again reaches into the inkwell of semi-autobiography. In the quietly enchanting Pain and Glory, […]