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“The Monuments Men” Podcast Movie Review

The Monuments Men (2014; George Clooney) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 26 “This movie is proselytizing in the most shallow and empty way–it’s a movie of other movies.” Hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell wade into the moral cesspool known as Hollywood for their review of George Clooney’s pious, […]

Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas in Shining Through

“Shining Through” Podcast Movie Review

Shining Through (1992; David Seltzer) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 8 “I want you to taste my strudel!” Open wide, film fans. Joely Richardson Fan Club President Corky McDonnell and raw dove aficionado Daniel Barnes break out their absolute worst Melanie Griffith impressions to review her Razzie-winning performance in […]

“Francofonia” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Francofonia (2016; Alexander Sokurov) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Another meta-documentary about a famous museum from Russian Ark director Alexander Sokurov, and seemingly starring the same faceless narrator.  However, Francofonia is less of a swooning and immersive cinematic experience than a free-range, multi-media essay about the survival of […]

Sam Fuller Goes to War By Daniel Barnes

By Daniel Barnes Fixed Bayonets! (1951; Sam Fuller) GRADE: B+ War movies are an indigenous territory for a director who liked to describe cinema as a battlefield.  However, Fixed Bayonets! is a little more limited by its genre and commercial obligations. It’s about an outnumbered platoon given a suicidal […]

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