Category: Reviews

“Chavela” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Chavela (2017; Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, October 6, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. An affectionate but rudimentary documentary introduction to Chavela Vargas, a singer virtually unknown to western audiences, but a groundbreaking […]

“Lucky” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Lucky (2017; John Carroll Lynch) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, October 6, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. Harry Dean Stanton headlines this tailor-made swan song, playing a nonagenarian coming to terms with his impending death in an oddball-filled desert […]

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