Megaforce – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 62 “Get ready for a high-speed moccasin blowout!” Although still social distancing, Daniel and Corky welcome comedian and Barley & Me host Ben Rice on this week’s episode. Ben even supplied a flavor-forward beer from Flatland Brewing to contrast with this week’s […]
Co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast and member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle.
Forbidden Zone – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 61 “It’s an Elfman movie. Who could ask for more?” Recorded pre-quarantine, Daniel and Corky travel to the sixth dimension to review Forbidden Zone. The film was a box office failure that found a long second life as a midnight movie. But […]
Cats (2019) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 60 “Jellicle cats are simultaneously the most explained and unexplained things in the world.” Daniel and Corky are sheltering in place, but the podcast goes on. For their first quarantine episode, Daniel and Corky review Tom Hooper’s wretched musical adaptation of […]
Norbit – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 59 “Everything in this movie is so pathologically unclever.” In this week’s episode, Daniel and Corky disappear into the roles of white, middle-aged podcast hosts with their review of the outrageously unfunny Norbit. Eddie Murphy co-wrote and co-produced this series of fart […]
Sorry We Missed You (2020; Ken Loach) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opening Friday, March 13, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco. Ken Loach follows his Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake with another agreeable yet biting look at dehumanized working-class Brits. You were expecting maybe […]
Greed (2020; Michael Winterbottom) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opening Friday, March 6, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, as well as the Regal Natomas and Regal UA Laguna Village. The Adam McKay-ification of the global cinema-scape continues apace with this toothless, pseudo-intellectual satire. Director Michael Winterbottom once […]