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IN THEATERS (SF) - "Listen Up Philip"

Listen Up Philip (2014; Dir.: Alex Ross Perry)

GRADE: A-

By Daniel Barnes

*Opening today at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco and the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. 321 more words

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VIDEO ON DEMAND/IN THEATERS (SF) - "E-Team"

E-Team (2014; Dir.: Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman)

GRADE: B

By Daniel Barnes

*Premiering today on Netflix Instant; opening October 31 at the Presidio Theater in San Francisco. 165 more words

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IN THEATERS (SF) - "Diplomacy"

Diplomacy (2014; Dir.: Volker Schlondorff)

GRADE: C

By Daniel Barnes

*Opening today at Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley.

Set in Nazi-occupied Paris as the Allied forces advan… 144 more words

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Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R - 10/23 issue

*In my Arts & Culture article on MVFF37, I talk about how the festival has become a major predictor of awards season favorites, including Benedict Cumberbatch in… 114 more words

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Guest Review: Dracula Untold

Right off the bat I’ll admit to you that I have never read the book. Feel free to gasp and clutch pearls here. However, I have seen nearly every vampire movie both of the drama and horror persuasion from a very inappropriately young age. 528 more words

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The Guest

One of the first shots of Adam Wingard’s The Guest is of a giant scarecrow with a smiling jack-o-lantern for a face.  In spite of the cheery visage and the scarecrow’s open and inviting arms, the image is eerie because the chilly background synth music undercuts the harmless scene with a sense of menace.  863 more words

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Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R - 10/16 issue

#barnesyardharrumphs:

*David Ayer’s hyper-violent WWII film Fury recycles war-is-hell cliches from the silent era to The Simpsons.

*As the curmudgeon with a heart of fool’s gold at the center of… 76 more words

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