Dan Barnes
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Dan is a freelance film critic who hopes to encourage people to venture outside of their comfort zone and try out different movies. He is a proud supporter of independent cinema, but will give pretty much anything a try.

Romantic Comedy: Sheff Doc Fest Review

Romantic Comedy: Review In her new documentary, filmmaker Elizabeth Sankey breaks down the many complications and tropes in cinema’s most formulaic genre: the romantic comedy.

Dark Suns: Sheffield Doc Fest Review

Julien Elie’s new feature, Dark Suns, focuses on the thousands of disappearances that have taken place in Mexico since the 1970s, their links to


Having previously impressed with his 2014 feature Elephant’s Dream, Kristof Bilsen’s latest picture, receiving its World Premiere at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, is an

Midnight Traveler

Midnight Traveler: Sheff Doc Fest Review In this personal and riveting documentary, Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili and his family document life on the run after

XY Chelsea: Sheffield Doc Fest Review

Tim Travers Hawkins’ XY Chelsea focuses on whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, initially imprisoned for 35 years in 2010, as her sentence is commuted and she