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Daniel Barnes

Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Steven Soderbergh Schizopolis

“Schizopolis” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Schizopolis (1996; Steven Soderbergh) Grade: A By Daniel Barnes Although nearly forgotten in the Soderbergh oeuvre, the playfully piercing absurdist comedy Schizopolis is his most personal and original work.  Intensely aware of and yet utterly freed from cinematic conventions of storytelling and style, Schizopolis is like the product […]

“L’Avventura” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

L’Avventura (1960; Michelangelo Antonioni) Grade: B+ By Daniel Barnes You don’t need any cheeky and reductive “trilogy” categorizations to understand that L’Avventura is a film about the many forms of “modern” alienation.  Every frame and narrative fragment reeks with moral disintegration and self-denial, and there many striking shots […]

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