Category: Reviews

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Tehran Taboo”

Tehran Taboo (2018; Dir.: Ali Soozandeh) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Opens Friday, March 2, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Iranian-born German filmmaker Soozandeh makes his feature debut with this rotoscope-animated ensemble drama about young adults searching for some measure of freedom in their extremely restrictive society.  […]

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 […]

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