Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R/CSIndy/SA Current (7/2 and 7/9 issues)

index#barnesyardbumps:

*The “talking head”-free documentary Amy is a powerful and emotionally resonant work, and a stirring testimony to the unique talent and unrealized potential of Amy Winehouse.

*My SN&R review of Amy was reprinted in this week’s San Antonio Current.

#barnesyardharrumphs:

*Magic Mike XXL is pretty damn fun for a shameless, pandering, cash-in sequel.

*My ESFS review of Magic Mike XXL was reprinted in last week’s Colorado Springs Independent.

*The mixed-bag sex comedy The Overnight is more naughty than funny, and it coyly pulls back from the edge just when it should be leaping off.

#barnesyarddumps:

*BBC veteran James Kent’s gauzy and stale WWI drama Testament to Youth is the cinematic equivalent of a lace doily, nothing but a dainty and decorative pose of noble suffering.