Angels & Demons (2009; Ron Howard) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 45 “This movie makes no sense, the logistics make no sense, and when you find out the reveal, it makes less sense.” Synchronize your ticking clocks for this shifty-eyed episode of the Dare Daniel podcast. Suspiciously good […]
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Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 44 – Warcraft: The Beginning (2016; Duncan Jones) “Everyone is constantly explaining things, and yet nothing makes any sense.” The Beginning is the end is the beginning this week on the Dare Daniel Podcast. Magic school dropouts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell travel to […]
The Nightingale (2019; Jennifer Kent) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, August 9, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco, Piedmont in Oakland and the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Jennifer Kent follows up the psychological horror of her 2014 breakthrough The Babadook with a […]
Pilgrimages – Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami festival By Daniel Barnes *Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami plays at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on 8/3, 8/11 and 8/17. Visit the Roxie website for a complete list of showtimes. Influential Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami passed away in 2016, leaving behind […]
Cool as Ice (1991; David Kellogg) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 43 “He is devoid of personality, and he’s supposed to be the lead of a movie that people are drawn to. Why does anybody not find this man repellant?” Put on your Gaultier sunglasses and graffiti-tagged parachute […]
Sword of Trust (2019; Lynn Shelton) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes Opens on Friday, July 19, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. Sword of Trust is the ninth feature from Ohio-born, Seattle-raised filmmaker Lynn Shelton. However, it’s only my second experience […]