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Daniel Barnes

Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Cats (2019)

“Cats” (2019) Podcast Movie Review

Cats (2019) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 60 “Jellicle cats are simultaneously the most explained and unexplained things in the world.” Daniel and Corky are sheltering in place, but the podcast goes on.  For their first quarantine episode, Daniel and Corky review Tom Hooper’s wretched musical adaptation of […]

Norbit Eddie Murphy

“Norbit” Podcast Movie Review

Norbit – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 59 “Everything in this movie is so pathologically unclever.” In this week’s episode, Daniel and Corky disappear into the roles of white, middle-aged podcast hosts with their review of the outrageously unfunny Norbit. Eddie Murphy co-wrote and co-produced this series of fart […]

Greed Steve Coogan

“Greed” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Greed (2020; Michael Winterbottom) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opening Friday, March 6, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, as well as the Regal Natomas and Regal UA Laguna Village. The Adam McKay-ification of the global cinema-scape continues apace with this toothless, pseudo-intellectual satire.  Director Michael Winterbottom once […]

The VelociPastor

“The VelociPastor” Podcast Movie Review

The VelociPastor – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 58 “Self-consciously shitty is still shitty.” Even the director of The VelociPastor believes that it would be a fool’s errand to find meaning in the film. Thankfully, we’ve got the two fools for the job.  Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian […]

Love on a Leash

“Love on a Leash” Podcast Movie Review

Love on a Leash – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 57 “My name is Alvin Flang.” Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell meet ineptitude with ineptitude in this technical issue-laden episode.  This week, the hosts review Fen Tian’s unfathomably incompetent romantic comedy Love on a Leash.  Fitting […]

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