Category: Reviews

“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, […]

“Double Lover” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Double Lover (2018; 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 slightly […]

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” Review by Daniel Barnes

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2018; Hiromasa Yonebayashi) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, January 19, and at the Palladio 16 Cinemas in Folsom and the AMC Van Ness in San Francisco. Studio Ghibli veteran Hiromasa Yonebayashi adapts Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick into this charming, […]

%d bloggers like this: