Tag: sci-fi

MOVIE REVIEW – IN THEATERS (SF) – “The Untamed”

The Untamed (2017; Dir.: Amat Escalante) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, August 4, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. More dreary provocation from Heli director Escalante, this time an intriguing but no less deadening blend of sexually charged sci-fi and kitchen-sink social drama.  Impressive newcomer Ruth Ramos […]

MOVIE REVIEW – IN THEATERS – “Insurgent”

Insurgent (2015; Dir.: Robert Schwentke) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes In this weak-kneed sequel to last year’s surprisingly enjoyable Divergent, Shailene Woodley returns as Tris, a fugitive in a post-apocalyptic world of heavily regulated societal factions.  Tris belongs to the thrill-seeking Dauntless faction, but she’s secretly a “Divergent”, […]

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