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“The Endless” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

The Endless (2018; Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 20, at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco and the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. Another super-intriguing, shoegazing, almost-there slice of genre revision from the directors of Spring.  Directing partners Justin Benson […]

Lola Kirke in Gemini

“Gemini” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Gemini (2018; Aaron Katz)  GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes Land Ho! director Aaron Katz delivers this meandering Hollywood noir about a beleaguered but loyal personal assistant accused of murdering her own boss. The wonderful Lola Kirke plays Jill, long-time friend-ployee of Zoe Kravitz’s Heather, a flaky actress who uses their complicatedly close […]

“Tehran Taboo” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Tehran Taboo (2018; Ali Soozandeh) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes 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. The serpentine story slinks around some tenuously connected city dwellers: ex-addict Pari, […]

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