Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (2014; Darren Doane) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 55 “It’s not putting the Christ back in Christmas, it’s putting the ka-ching back in Christmas.” Just in time to save your Christmas, faith-based hip-hop dance crew members Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell celebrate Bible-sanctioned materialism […]
Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
By Daniel Barnes After many years of writing about movies for online and print publications, 2019 challenged me to remain a film critic. The Sacramento News & Review dropped movie reviews from the paper in early January. Even if the SN&R kept me around, the freelance limits of […]
By Daniel Barnes DANIEL’S TOP TEN FILMS OF 2019 1. Uncut Gems Directors Benny and Josh Safdie double down on the pure rush of their 2017 success Good Time with this adrenaline-soaked thriller. Adam Sandler gives the performance of the year as Howard Ratner, a New York […]
By Daniel Barnes This is the complete ballot that I submitted for the 2019 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle awards. We will announce the winners on Monday, Dec. 15. Check out my full rankings of the best films of 2019 HERE. BEST FILMS OF 2019 Uncut […]
Love Actually (2003; Richard Curtis) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 54 “She wants the PM to slide into her DMs!” In this week’s episode, Daniel, Corky and a special guest kick off the Christmas season with some “solid gold shit.” These days, the war on Christmas is actually […]
Battlefield Earth (2000; Roger Christian) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 53 “Holy amazing shit, John Travolta.” Travolt-ember just keeps on Travolt-embering on the Dare Daniel podcast. This week, man-animal rights activist Daniel Barnes and arrogant greener Corky Goodboy McDonnell finally get leverage over you with their review of […]