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Daniel Barnes

Film critic, podcast host and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

“Babylon” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

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 […]

Warwick Davis in Leprechaun in the Hood

“Leprechaun in the Hood” Podcast Movie Review

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 […]

Film Podcast – Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 33.5

“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 […]

Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman in Ishtar

“Ishtar” Podcast Movie Review

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 […]

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