Tag: new york city

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Ex Libris”

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (2017; Dir.: Frederick Wiseman) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, October 13, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Somewhere in the middle of this 44th feature-length Frederick Wiseman documentary, a typically sprawling and reflective look at the New […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “White Girl”

White Girl (2016; Dir.: Elizabeth Wood) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, September 16, at the AMC Van Ness 14 in San Francisco. The 1990s nostalgia trend in pop culture continues with this energetic throwback to Larry Clark’s Kids, Gregg Araki’s early work, and other benchmarks of […]

VOD Review – “The Mend”

The Mend (2015; Dir.: John Magary) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes *Available now on iTunes and other VOD platforms. Where in the wide world of fucks did this crazy thing come from? First-time writer-director John Magary makes an exhilarating debut with The Mend, an NYC-based comedy of ill […]

VOD REVIEW – “Love Hunter”

Love Hunter (2015; Dir.: Branislav “Brane” Bala and Nemanja Bala) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Out now on iTunes, Amazon, and most VOD services, and available on DVD and Netflix Instant starting April 15. Writer-directors Branislav and Nemanja Bala have fashioned Love Hunter as a semi-autobiographical star vehicle […]