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) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 7) Incredibles 2 MIXED-POSITIVE *8) Museo *9) The Old Man […]
Film critic for the Sacramento News and Review. Craft beer columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
“I’m on your ass!” In this turbocharged episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, dream team hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell review the crazy-racist buddy cop comedy Collision Course, featuring the nightmare team of Jay Leno and Pat Morita. A vile and incompetent archive of 1980s cop movie cliches […]
Click the links to read Daniel’s reviews. * = playing in SF Bay Area only OFFICIALLY BUMPED *1) Burning *2) Shoplifters 3) Free Solo *4) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 5) Incredibles 2 MIXED-POSITIVE *6) Museo *7) The Old Man & the Gun *8) Hale County This Morning, […]
Shoplifters (2018; Dir.: Hirokazu Koreeda) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 23, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco. When the domestic drama Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or last Summer at Cannes, right on the heels of a string of solid but same-y domestic dramas from Japanese filmmaker Koreeda (including Like Father, […]
“The orchestra didn’t have a string section, it had a heartstring section.” Buddy cops Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell play by their own rules in this super-sized mini-episode, avenging each other’s deaths even after the angry Sargeant orders them off the cases. The mismatched podcast hosts first look ahead […]
“This movie is proselytizing in the most shallow and empty way–it’s a movie of other movies.” Hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell wade into the moral cesspool known as Hollywood for their review of George Clooney’s pious, pretentious and vapid WWII art history lecture The Monuments Men. Once again […]