IN THEATERS (SF) – “LA 92”

LA 92 (2017; Dir. Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 17, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The best documentary of the year so far, a harrowing, sweeping, intelligent, dynamic and elegantly constructed montage about the Los Angeles riots of 1992.  LA […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Brimstone & Glory”

Brimstone & Glory (2017; Dir.: Viktor Jakovleski) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 3, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. A color-saturated, visually stimulating, razor-thin documentary about the National Pyrotechnic Festival that takes place in the Mexican municipality of Tultepec, a national center for fireworks production.  […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Tragedy Girls”

Tragedy Girls (2017; Dir.: Tyler MacIntire) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 3. Appealing newcomers Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp headline this ghoulish and unfunny horror satire, playing high school cheerleaders and lifelong besties with an unhealthily active interest in serial killers.  In an attempt to expand […]