Stardust (2020) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 106 “Ground control to major bomb.” Awards grubbers Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell pause their bathroom hallucinations long enough to review Johnny Flynn as a brooding and henpecked David Bowie in Stardust. The film claims to be “(mostly) fiction,” but it’s really […]
Co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast and member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle.
The Wedding Planner – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 105 “The movie demands the blandness! It wouldn’t have it any other way!” Potato chip magnate Daniel Barnes and Yahoo! Magazine cover model Corky McDonnell engage with the wall-to-wall blandness of The Wedding Planner. A vehicle seemingly designed to seep […]
Fateful Findings – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 104 “It’s a magical day!” This week, action obtainer Daniel Barnes and insurance company Corky McDonnell hack into pan-hyphenate auteur Neil Breen’s unfathomable Fateful Findings. It’s as though Breen beamed this incomprehensible, egomaniacal, paranoid fever dream from an alien planet that […]
Foodfight! – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun 4 “My friends come out to creep.” FOODFIGHT! FACTS AND FIGURES Corky and Daniel’s craft spirit: Legado Rye Whiskey U.K. theatrical release date: June 15, 2012 Worldwide box office: $120,141 (production budget: $45-65 million) This week’s darer: Charlie Sheen Why did Charlie dare Daniel and Corky to […]
By Daniel Barnes Below is my complete ballot for the 2021 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle awards. BEST FILMS OF 2021 Licorice Pizza The Power of the Dog Parallel Mothers The French Dispatch Annette BEST DIRECTOR Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza Jane Campion, The Power of the […]
The Princess Switch: Switched Again – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 103 “It’s like Christmas was projectile-vomited onto every inch of this movie.” Belgravian baker Daniel Barnes and chief of no staff Corky McDonnell overdose on Christmas with The Princess Switch: Switched Again. This sequel prioritizes Christmas quantity over Christmas […]