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Film critic for the Sacramento News and Review. Craft beer columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Netflix Instant Review of the Week

The Act of Killing (2013; Dir.: Joshua Oppenheimer, w/ Christine Cynn and Anonymous) GRADE: A By Daniel Barnes One of the great, unique, often intangible and sometimes scary potentials of the film medium is the way that cinematic artifice can achieve something more profound than mere fact.  We […]

Daniel Barnes @ the SNR

Unlike the American-produced propaganda purveyed by Michael Bay, Peter Berg and Roland Emmerich, the Russian 3D IMAX epic Stalingrad smuggles a tender soul into the omnipresent CGI and Gladiator-style fight scenes. *You can’t spell “menigococcal” without McG. *Besides my film reviews, I also write about beer, as in […]

CLIPS – “L’ECLISSE”

Scorsese talks about Antonioni, placing him within the context of the era’s European “arthouse” cinema.  He also calls L’Eclisse the “boldest” of the three films, “less like a story and more like a poem.”  Naturally, Scorsese makes me ashamed for not liking the movie more. The opening credits of the […]

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