IN THEATERS (SF) – “Shoplifters”

Shoplifters (2018; Dir.: Hirokazu Koreeda) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 23, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco. When the domestic drama Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or last Summer at Cannes, right on the heels of a string of solid but same-y domestic dramas from Japanese filmmaker Koreeda (including Like Father, […]

Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 26.5

“The orchestra didn’t have a string section, it had a heartstring section.” Buddy cops Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell play by their own rules in this super-sized mini-episode, avenging each other’s deaths even after the angry Sargeant orders them off the cases.  The mismatched podcast hosts first look ahead […]

Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 25.5

On this beefy mini-episode, comedy legend Corky McDonnell and comedy myth Daniel Barnes take a long nap to prepare for their review of George Clooney’s sleepy art history lecture The Monuments Men.  After predictably rehashing their Suburbicon disagreement, Daniel and Corky revisit the stank number two known as Exorcist II: The Heretic.  […]

Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 25 – “Exorcist II: The Heretic”

“It was horrible…utterly horrible…and fascinating.” For the final episode in their Scare Daniel series, podcast hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell synchronize their tones to review John Boorman’s laughably unscary 1977 horror sequel Exorcist II: The Heretic, starring Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher and Richard Burton’s whiskey sweats.  A film […]

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