Greed (2020; Michael Winterbottom) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opening Friday, March 6, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, as well as the Regal Natomas and Regal UA Laguna Village. The Adam McKay-ification of the global cinema-scape continues apace with this toothless, pseudo-intellectual satire. Director Michael Winterbottom once […]
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The VelociPastor – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 58 “Self-consciously shitty is still shitty.” Even the director of The VelociPastor believes that it would be a fool’s errand to find meaning in the film. Thankfully, we’ve got the two fools for the job. Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian […]
Love on a Leash – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 57 “My name is Alvin Flang.” Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell meet ineptitude with ineptitude in this technical issue-laden episode. This week, the hosts review Fen Tian’s unfathomably incompetent romantic comedy Love on a Leash. Fitting […]
Dare Daniel Podcast – All Dares Episode 2 “Gold chains for all!” Super-producer Johnny Flores is gone, but the show goes on. On this very special episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell read a bumper crop of bad movie dares. Daniel and […]
Color Out of Space (2020; Richard Stanley) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in San Francisco and Berkeley. Something evil lurks in the forest in Color Out of Space, a mixed-bag adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story. Psychedelic horror meets lo-fi Spielberg-ian family fantasy in the […]
God’s Not Dead 2 – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 56 “You could definitely say that God’s Not Dead feeds the persecution complex of evangelical Christians. God’s Not Dead 2 takes that complex to Golden Corral.” Left coast elitist Daniel Barnes and evil ACLU lawyer Corky McDonnell take away the hope with […]