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VOD Review – “Ida”

Ida (2014; Dir.: Pawel Pawlikowski) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Ida is now available on DVD and streaming services. Nominated for Best Cinematography and winner of Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards, the bone-dry, black-and-white Ida is the fifth film from Polish writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski, but […]

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R – 6/26/2014 issue

#barnesyardbumps: *The highlight of the opening weekend of the Sacramento French Film Festival was Alain Gauraudie’s quietly spellbinding Stranger by the Lake, which is like Hitchcock distilled down to his purest form. #barnesyardharrumphs: *In the lovely but empty The Immigrant, director James Gray carves away genre trappings to […]

IN THEATERS (SF Bay Area) – “Ida”

Ida (2014; Dir.: Pawel Pawlikowski) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes The bone-dry, black-and-white Ida is the fifth film from Polish writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski, although it’s just his second in the last ten years. I have only seen one of Pawlikowski’s previous efforts, the sensitive and low-key 2004 coming-of-age […]