“Nobody likes you, sugarplums!” On this holly jolly mini-episode, your secret Santas Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell preview their Christmas Day review of A Christmas Story 2, the 2012 straight-to-VOD sequel that literally no one wanted. This cinematic clinker is available to rent on all the usual VOD services, […]
Film critic for the Sacramento News and Review. Craft beer columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
By Daniel Barnes Click the links to read Daniel’s reviews. * = playing in SF Bay Area only OFFICIALLY BUMPED 1) The Favourite *2) Burning *3) Shoplifters 4) Free Solo 5) Roma 6) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse MIXED-POSITIVE *7) Museo *8) The Old Man & the Gun 9) […]
“Bad dog!” On this explosive episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, scurvy dogs Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell hang Renny Harlin’s inept 1995 action movie Cutthroat Island from the critical yardarm. A notorious box office bomb that’s even worse than you could imagine, Cutthroat Island is a chaotic jumble of bad […]
By Daniel Barnes Click the links to read Daniel’s reviews. * = playing in SF Bay Area only OFFICIALLY BUMPED *1) The Favourite *2) Burning *3) Shoplifters 4) Free Solo *5) Roma MIXED-POSITIVE *6) Museo *7) The Hate U Give *8) The Old Man & the Gun 9) […]
By Daniel Barnes This is the ballot that I submitted for this year’s San Francisco Film Critics Circle awards. It should be noted that Madeline’s Madeline was nominated for our Special Citation Award, so I left it out of consideration for other awards. I also did not consider Mandy, which I […]
“It’s turkey time…gobble gobble.” In this week’s muscular mini-episode, Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell preview next week’s review of Renny Harlin’s Cutthroat Island, a pirate movie more rancid than an expired bucket of Long John Silver’s coleslaw. After briefly revisiting their review of the hate-filled action comedy Collision Course, the […]