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Film critic for the Sacramento News and Review. Craft beer columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

MVFF41 Wrap-Up

By Daniel Barnes The 41st annual Mill Valley Film Festival kicked off last night with the California debuts of two awards-groveling biopics: Peter Farrelly’s TIFF Audience Award winner Green Book and Matthew Heineman’s A Private War.  Over the next week-and-a-half, celebrities such as Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Maggie Gyllenhaal will breeze […]

Scare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 21.5

In this week’s bone-chilling episode, the confluence of horror movie season and football season inspires hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell to hold a horror movie murderer fantasy draft, with both hosts going the conventional route and selecting stabbers in the first round.  After braving the schlock-value scares […]

Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 21 – “Rawhead Rex”

“Your mother’s a vicious rumor!” Throughout the entire month of Cork-tober, the Dare Daniel podcast becomes Scare Daniel, with hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell reviewing five much-maligned horror movies.  First on the chopping block: George Pavlou’s low-budget monster movie Rawhead Rex, about an incredibly fake-looking demon who terrorizes […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 20 – “Exposed”

“Nobody likes you!” After unsuccessfully suing to have their names removed from the episode, Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell enter a fugue state to review the utterly indecipherable Keanu Reeves thriller Exposed.  A catastrophe on every imaginable level, Exposed was originally titled Daughter of God, before getting hacked to pieces by […]

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