Dragged Across Concrete (2019; S. Craig Zahler) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Now playing at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. Here comes another muscular but lumbering hunk of wheezing masculinity from Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 auteur S. Craig Zahler. This time, Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson star […]
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Babylon (1980; Franco Rosso) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Now playing in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Released for the first time in the United States, Italian-born, English-raised director Franco Rosso’s Babylon follows the Jamaican-born, English-raised members of fictional sound system group Ital Lion. Fronted by the […]
Leprechaun in the Hood (2000; Rob Spera) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 34 “I think he’s fucking them to death!” Lepers in the hood Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell (aka the Milli Vanilli of Compton rap) travel to the end of a turd-colored rainbow to review the bargain basement […]
“Hey, get these losers out.” Wachowski sister apologist Daniel Barnes and lost Elfman brother Corky McDonnell come to do no good in this week’s Dare Daniel podcast mini-episode. The hosts preview their upcoming review of the 2000 horror-comedy Leprechaun in the Hood, the fifth entry in the long-running […]
Birds of Passage (2019; Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, March 1, at the Opera Plaza 4 in San Francisco. Embrace of the Serpent director Guerra and first-timer Gallego deliver this strangely static but wholly unexpected and unusual gangster saga, purportedly “inspired by […]
w Ishtar (1987; Elaine May) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 33 “Telling the truth can be dangerous business/Honest and popular don’t go hand in hand” Dare Daniel takes on another “bad movie” legend in this week’s episode. The inept and self-unaware podcasting duo of Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell […]