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“Cold Water” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Cold Water (1994; Olivier Assayas) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, May 4, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Unreleased and unavailable for decades, writer-director Olivier Assayas‘ harsh coming-of-age story Cold Water gets the 4K treatment.  It arrives just in time to feed my growing obsession with the filmmaker. […]

“Godard mon Amour” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Godard mon Amour (2018; Michael Hazanavicius) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 27, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco. Talk about Contempt! Academy Award-winning director Michael Hazanavicius (that looks wrong, but this is our world now, deal with it) delivers this annoyingly whimsical biopic about the relationship […]

“The Endless” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

The Endless (2018; Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 20, at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco and the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. Another super-intriguing, shoegazing, almost-there slice of genre revision from the directors of Spring.  Directing partners Justin Benson […]

Lola Kirke in Gemini

“Gemini” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Gemini (2018; Aaron Katz)  GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes Land Ho! director Aaron Katz delivers this meandering Hollywood noir about a beleaguered but loyal personal assistant accused of murdering her own boss. The wonderful Lola Kirke plays Jill, a long-time friend-ployee of Zoe Kravitz’s Heather, a flaky actress who uses their […]

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