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Les Blank Chulas Fronteras

Les Blank Movie Reviews: “Chulas Fronteras” and “Del Mero Corazón”

Chulas Fronteras (1976; Les Blank) GRADE: B+ Del Mero Corazón (1979; Maureen Gosling) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Les Blank made a lot of music documentaries, but he was also one of the cinema’s great ethnographers.  His delightful 1976 film Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) ostensibly covers culture-blending Tejano musicians along the […]

Transit

“Transit” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Transit (2019; Christian Petzold) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, May 3, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento. “Thoughtful Yet Glacial” German director Christian Petzold follows up his 2015 critical darling Phoenix with another thoughtful yet glacial melodrama that flits around the margins of World War II. Transit is […]

Film Podcast – Dare Daniel Mini-Episode 18.5

Leeeeeeeet’s get reeeeeeeady to watch a sad, lazy, coprophiliac sports comedy starring a couple of bottom-feeding Hollywood legacy actors! Subdued wrestler Corky McDonnell and capital Ganz tax advocate Daniel Barnes strap on some Spandex to prepare for their review of Brian Robbins’ terribly unfunny Ready to Rumble, starring David Arquette […]

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