Category: Reviews

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Double Lover”

Double Lover (2018; Dir.: François Ozon) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Wednesday, February 14, at the Landmark Opera Plaza and AMC Kabuki in San Francisco, and the Rialto Elmwood in Berkeley. Hard-working genre chameleon François Ozon follows up his bland, black-and-white historical drama Frantz with this juicy erotic thriller about a […]

“Shadows in Mind”

Shadows in Mind (2018; Dir.: Mark Schwab) By Daniel Barnes *Official festival showtimes and release dates TBD. One of the most underrated documentaries of the last decade, David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s Tickled transformed a tabloid-ready story about power and pornography into an engrossing examination of obscene privilege run […]


The Sacrifice (1986; Dir.: Andrei Tarkovsky) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Thursday, January 11, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and at the PFA in Berkeley. Full disclosure: although the perfectly washed-0ut colors of Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice have been given a faithful 4K restoration, my viewing experience was […]