Color Out of Space (2020; Richard Stanley) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in San Francisco and Berkeley. Something evil lurks in the forest in Color Out of Space, a mixed-bag adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story. Psychedelic horror meets lo-fi Spielberg-ian family fantasy in the […]
Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
God’s Not Dead 2 – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 56 “You could definitely say that God’s Not Dead feeds the persecution complex of evangelical Christians. God’s Not Dead 2 takes that complex to Golden Corral.” Left coast elitist Daniel Barnes and evil ACLU lawyer Corky McDonnell take away the hope with […]
The Barnesyard’s Sacto/SF Now Playing Power Rankings (Jan. 17 to Jan. 23) By Daniel Barnes * = now playing in Bay Area theaters only OFFICIALLY BUMPED 1) Uncut Gems 2) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood *3) Pain and Glory 4) Parasite 5) A Hidden Life* *6) The Lighthouse 7) […]
God’s Not Dead (2014) – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun 2 “Is God dead? Better listen to the episode and find out.” It’s a New Year, but an old episode. Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell are still recovering from the holidays, so they posted this rerun of Dare Daniel’s […]
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (2014; Darren Doane) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 55 “It’s not putting the Christ back in Christmas, it’s putting the ka-ching back in Christmas.” Just in time to save your Christmas, faith-based hip-hop dance crew members Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell celebrate Bible-sanctioned materialism […]
By Daniel Barnes After many years of writing about movies for online and print publications, 2019 challenged me to remain a film critic. The Sacramento News & Review dropped movie reviews from the paper in early January. Even if the SN&R kept me around, the freelance limits of […]