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Daniel Barnes

Co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast and member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle.

Jessica Chastain in Ava

“Ava” (2020) Podcast Movie Review

Ava (2020) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 88 “This is business.” Derek and the Dominos cover band frontman Corky McDonnell and comedy understander Daniel Barnes confront Management with their review of the dreadful Ava. Jessica Chastain stars as the titular palindrome, a sensitive hitwoman confronting her tortured past. […]

The New Mutants Demon Bear

“The New Mutants” Podcast Movie Review

The New Mutants – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 87 “Within all of us, there are at least two bores. One of those bores is this movie.” Daniel and Corky put away their old mutants in anticipation of reviewing Josh Boone’s franchise non-starter, The New Mutants. A movie that […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arnold Stang in Hercules in New York

“Hercules in New York” Podcast Movie Review

Hercules in New York – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 86 “Hercules schmercules!” Daniel and Corky descend from  Olympus to review the fish-out-of-water monkeyshines of Arthur Allan Seidelman’s Hercules in New York. A movie seemingly devoid of second takes, this debut film for 22-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger (née Strong) is a […]

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