China Salesman (2018; Tan Bing) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 30 “Looks like you’ve become the badass I once hoped to be.” It’s treason season on the Dare Daniel podcast, as film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell review the Chinese state-sponsored propaganda of Tan Bing’s China Salesman, […]
Film critic for the Sacramento News and Review. Craft beer columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
“If you are a connoisseur of the bad movie, just swirl this one around in your glass for a few minutes before quaffing.” Just as predicted in Blade Runner, hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell start the first new Dare Daniel episode of 2019 by previewing Tan BIng’s China Salesman, an international […]
Fifty Shades of Grey film trilogy – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun 1 Two men, three movies, four beers, one hundred fifty shades. It’s a New Year, but an old episode. Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell are still recovering from the holidays, so please enjoy this repeat of our […]
By Daniel Barnes In addition to all of my other freelance writing work, I penned over 150 movie reviews in this calendar year. Whatever you think of the results, I worked on hard on that shit, so before all this output gets swept into the dustbin of yesteryear, […]
A Christmas Story 2 (2012; Brian Levant) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 29 “Not again!” Hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell head to the front lines of the War on Christmas to review Brian Levant’s straight-to-VOD atrocity A Christmas Story 2, a holiday-themed pit of despair that serves as […]
“Nobody likes you, sugarplums!” On this holly jolly mini-episode, your secret Santas Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell preview their Christmas Day review of A Christmas Story 2, the 2012 straight-to-VOD sequel that literally no one wanted. This cinematic clinker is available to rent on all the usual VOD services. […]