By Daniel Barnes Below is my complete ballot for the 2020 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle awards. Official nominees and winners will be announced on Monday, Jan. 18. Read about my top ten films of 2020 HERE. BEST FILMS OF 2020 Wolfwalkers Lovers Rock The Truth […]
Co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast and member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle.
Norbit – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun 3 It’s a new year, but an old episode. Instead of working over Christmas break, Daniel and Corky decided to rerun one of their most beloved episodes of 2020. Failing that, they decided to rerun their review of Norbit instead. The two saving […]
Holiday Engagement – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 79 “Everyone’s losing their shit about Gav.” The Park Post Herald star reporters Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell get the scoop on Hallmark Channel Christmas with help from Gav of Films on Trial. Holiday Engagement pairs witless “journalist” Hillary with unemployed sign-spinner David in […]
By Daniel Barnes DANIEL’S TOP TEN FILMS OF 2020 1. Wolfwalkers For over a decade, Kilkenny, Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon has produced under-the-radar animated features for adults and smart kids. With the astonishing Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon gives us a profound and humane movie that should shame Pixar. Set in […]
Another Round (2020; Thomas Vinterberg) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in select theaters and on VOD services. Dogme 95 refugee Thomas Vinterberg (The Commune and Far from the Madding Crowd) reunites with The Hunt star Mads Mikkelsen for this alcohol-soaked, coming-of-middle-age drama. Mikkelsen excels as Martin, a depressed high […]
To the Ends of the Earth (2020; Kiyoshi Kurosawa) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in select cinemas and opening tomorrow in virtual theaters. Atsuko Maeda plays a Japanese TV host struggling with her latest assignment in this lightly surrealist spin on Lost in Translation. But despite […]