#barnesyardbumps *Under the Skin was pushed back another couple of weeks, so I squeezed out this review of Disneynature’s Bears (pictured left) which makes better use of adorable baby animals than any other movie since whatever the last Disney movie was. #barnesyardharrumphs *Unintentional irony/hack writing alert: the borderline poetic […]
Strange Days (1995; Dir.: Kathryn Bigelow) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes One of the fascinating and unfortunate things about director Kathryn Bigelow is her easy and often exploitative appropriation of the male gaze. As I wrote in this 2010 SN&R column on Bigelow, “Her great cinematic obsession is […]
Black Girl (1966; Dir.: Ousmane Sembene) GRADE: B By Mike Dub Black Girl is not a great film, but it is a film that should be seen. Directed by Ousmane Sembene in 1966, it became the first film made by a black, sub-Saharan African to make an appearance on […]
Pandora’s Box (1929; Dir.: G.W. Pabst) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes Some people have argued that the black bob haircut popularly associated with Louise Brooks was first sported onscreen by actress Colleen Moore. This may be true, even if pre-fame photos of Brooks show her with an evolving […]
A scene from the third and final film in our Silent Sirens festival, G.W. Pabst’s 1929 film Pandora’s Box, starring Louise Brooks. Read Daniel Barnes’ review of Pandora’s Box.
Bears (2014; Dir.: Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes Following in the footsteps of films like Earth, Oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee, Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey’s Bears is the latest Disneynature documentary released to coincide with Earth Day. Bears does not break any […]