Holiday (2019; Dir.: 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 […]
Film critic for the Sacramento News and Review. Craft beer columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 32 – Heart Condition “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 Podcast episode that will haunt […]
“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 […]
By Daniel Barnes Click the links to read Daniel’s reviews. * = playing in SF Bay Area only OFFICIALLY BUMPED 1) The Favourite 2) Cold War *3) Burning *4) Shoplifters 5) Free Solo 6) Roma 7) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse MIXED-POSITIVE *8) If Beale Street Could Talk 9) […]
Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 31 – Gotti “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 the legendary New […]
By Daniel Barnes Click the links to read Daniel’s reviews. * = playing in SF Bay Area only OFFICIALLY BUMPED 1) The Favourite *2) Cold War *3) Burning *4) Shoplifters *5) Free Solo *6) Roma 7) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse MIXED-POSITIVE 8) If Beale Street Could Talk 9) […]