Category: Reviews

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Holiday”

Holiday (2019; Dir.: 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 […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Shoplifters”

Shoplifters (2018; Dir.: 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, […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Monrovia, Indiana”

Monrovia, Indiana (2018; Dir.: Frederick Wiseman) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 9, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Rialto Elmwood in Berkeley. Living legend Frederick Wiseman (In Jackson Heights; Ex Libris) brings his democratic approach to documentaries to the heart of Trump America […]

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