Tag: female directors

Dare Daniel Podcast Mini-Episode 33.5

“Hey, get these losers out.” Wachowski sister apologist Daniel Barnes and lost Elfman brother Corky McDonnell come to do no good in this week’s Dare Daniel podcast mini-episode.  The hosts preview their upcoming review of the 2000 horror-comedy Leprechaun in the Hood, the fifth entry in the long-running […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Let the Sunshine In”

Let the Sunshine In (2018; Dir.: Claire Denis) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, May 4, at the Landmark Clay in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. Claire Denis makes her first feature film since 2013’s Bastards with this beguiling romantic dramedy about a middle-aged artist who longs […]


Belle (2014; Dir.: Amma Asante) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes Almost every “costume drama” deals in some fashion with the inequities of privilege, with the focus usually falling on class and gender divides.  With its talented, beautiful, and intensely sympathetic mixed-race heroine, Amma Asante’s Belle also adds racial […]

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