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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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002; Wych Kaosayananda) GRADE: D By Daniel Barnes *Originally published on The Barnesyard blog in September 2005. The first Dare Daniel challenge was no easy feat. Just saying the title out loud is believed to cause a new form of brain cancer. Ballistic: Ecks […]
RHINESTONE (1984; Bob Clark) GRADE: D+ By Daniel Barnes *Originally published on the Movie City USA blog on August 22, 2007. Sylvester Stallone will be challenging to explain to our kids and grandkids. I don’t mean that in the sense that he’s a Napoleonic, steroidal, barely talented musclehead […]