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.

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

Decade Of Fire

Within the opening seconds of Decade of Fire, we are told: ‘We did not burn the South Bronx. In fact, we were the ones