Forbidden Zone – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 61 “It’s an Elfman movie. Who could ask for more?” Recorded pre-quarantine, Daniel and Corky travel to the sixth dimension to review Forbidden Zone. The film was a box office failure that found a long second life as a midnight movie. But […]
Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
Cats (2019) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 60 “Jellicle cats are simultaneously the most explained and unexplained things in the world.” Daniel and Corky are sheltering in place, but the podcast goes on. For their first quarantine episode, Daniel and Corky review Tom Hooper’s wretched musical adaptation of […]
Norbit – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 59 “Everything in this movie is so pathologically unclever.” In this week’s episode, Daniel and Corky disappear into the roles of white, middle-aged podcast hosts with their review of the outrageously unfunny Norbit. Eddie Murphy co-wrote and co-produced this series of fart […]
Sorry We Missed You (2020; Ken Loach) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opening Friday, March 13, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco. Ken Loach follows his Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake with another agreeable yet biting look at dehumanized working-class Brits. You were expecting maybe […]
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 […]
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 […]