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“Upside Down”

Upside Down (2013; Dir.: Juan Solanas) GRADE: C- By Daniel Barnes *NOTE: This is the spec review that I wrote when I applied to become the Sacramento News & Review film critic in July 2013.  It was never published until now.  Look for my list of the Top 25 […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Generation Wealth”

Generation Wealth (2018; Dir.: Lauren Greenfield) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, July 27, at the Landmark Clay in San Francisco, the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley and the Regency Cinemas 6 in San Rafael. The Queen of Versailles director and long-time documenter of conspicuous consumption Greenfield creates […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Damsel”

Damsel (2018; DIr.: David Zellner and Nathan Zellner) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, June 29, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. I was thoroughly under the sway of David Zellner’s 2015 breakthrough movie Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, I’m a huge […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Hearts Beat Loud”

Hearts Beat Loud (2018; Dir.: Brett Haley) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, June 15, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. Another snuggly non-movie from co-writer and director Brett Haley (I’ll See You in My Dreams and last year’s The Hero), this time […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “American Animals”

American Animals (2018; Dir.: Bart Layton) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, June 8, at the AMC Kabuki 8 and the Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco. Writer-director Bart Layton follows up his 2012 debut The Imposter, a documentary with dramatic tendencies about an older man pretending […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Mountain”

Mountain (2018; Dir.: Jennifer Peedom) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens June 1, 2018, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. “Our need for mountains runs deep and wide,” breathes Willem Dafoe in his unmistakable sultry growl.  “Mountains are wild and ungovernable–this […]

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