“The Beautician and the Beast” Podcast Movie Review

The Beautician and the Beast (1997; Ken Kwapis) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 42 “Talk to the hand!” Long-suffering Slovitzian factory worker Daniel Barnes and “classy European” Corky McDonnell return to Sac City Brews to record their review of Ken Kwapis’ maliciously PG rom-com The Beautician and the Beast. […]

Funan movie

“Funan” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Funan (2019; Denis Do) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, June 21, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. French artist and first-time feature filmmaker Do based this “digitally hand-drawn” GKIDS release on stories told by his Cambodian mother.  Earnest and filled with grace, Funan follows a Phnom […]

Mac & Me alien

“Mac and Me” Podcast Movie Review

Mac and Me (1988; Stewart Raffill) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 41 “Hundreds dead and a city on fire as a dance party at McDonald’s spirals out of control.” On this product placement-heavy episode, hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell review the horrifying family film Mac and Me.  […]

Kenneth Branagh as William Shakespeare in All is True

“All is True” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

All is True (2019; Kenneth Branagh) GRADE: C- By Daniel Barnes *Opens on Friday, June 14, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento. “Flavorless Yet Vainglorious” Vintage shameless Branagh, borderline unwatchable, but also a weirdly perfect cap to a career built on flavorless yet vainglorious Shakespeare adaptations.  It makes perfect […]

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