Category: Reviews

“Holiday” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Holiday (2019; Isabella Eklöf) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, February 15, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. One of the screenwriters of the Oscar-nominated Border, Isabella Eklöf makes a stunning and disturbing directorial debut with Holiday, a sun-kissed travelogue of sexual violence on the Turkish Riviera. Victoria Carmen […]

“Shoplifters” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Shoplifters (2018; Hirokazu Koreeda) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 23, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco. When the domestic drama Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or last Summer at Cannes, right on the heels of a string of solid but same-y domestic dramas from Japanese filmmaker Koreeda (including Like Father, Like […]

Mill Valley Film Festival 41 Wrap-Up and Reviews

By Daniel Barnes The 41st annual Mill Valley Film Festival kicked off last night with the California debuts of two awards-groveling biopics: Peter Farrelly’s TIFF Audience Award winner Green Book and Matthew Heineman’s A Private War.  Over the next week-and-a-half, celebrities such as Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Maggie Gyllenhaal will breeze […]

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