Category: In Theaters

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Damsel”

Damsel (2018; DIr.: David Zellner and Nathan Zellner) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, June 29, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. I was thoroughly under the sway of David Zellner’s 2015 breakthrough movie Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, I’m a huge […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Gemini”

Gemini (2018; Dir.: Aaron Katz)  GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 5, at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theater in San Francisco. 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 […]

MVFF40 Wrap-Up

In recent years, I have spent the first two weeks of October covering the Mill Valley Film Festival (check out my MVFF37 coverage HERE, my MVFF38 coverage HERE and my MVFF39 coverage HERE).  The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, honoring the gamut of independent film, from star-heavy productions with […]

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