IN THEATERS (SF) – “Cold Water”

Cold Water (1994; Dir.: Olivier Assayas) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, May 4, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Unreleased and unavailable for decades, writer-director Olivier Assayas’ harsh coming-of-age story Cold Water gets the 4K treatment just in time to feed my growing obsession with the filmmaker.  Originally […]

Dare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 2.5

On this action-packed Dare Daniel mini-episode, Daniel and Corky preview next week’s review of Bright, and they offer some closing thoughts on their previous reviews of Grudge Match and The Identical. The hosts also discuss the acting career of Mark S. Allen, probe Corky’s sordid history with Joe Carnahan […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Godard mon Amour”

Godard mon Amour (2018; Dir.: Michael Hazanavicius) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, April 27, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco. Talk about Contempt!  Academy Award-winning director Michael Hazanavicius (that looks wrong, but this is our world now, deal with it) delivers this annoyingly whimsical biopic about the […]

Dare Daniel Preview – “The Identical”

Next week on the Dare Daniel podcast, we’ll be boogie-woogie rock-and-rolling to the incomprehensible sights and sounds of Dustin Marcellino’s 2014 stinker The Identical. A singular mash-up of Jesus iconography and Elvis iconography, The Identical stars real-life Elvis impersonator Blake Rayne in the dual role of wooden rock star Drexel Hemsley […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Endless”

The Endless (2018; Dir.: 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 […]

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