208 episodes

Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell do your dirty work by reviewing the worst movies you can imagine. Send Daniel and Corky your most sadistic movie dares at daredaniel.com, and look for a new episode every other Tuesday.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell do your dirty work by reviewing the worst movies you can imagine. Send Daniel and Corky your most sadistic movie dares at daredaniel.com, and look for a new episode every other Tuesday.

    News from Home review

    News from Home review

    News from Home (1976; Dir.: Chantal Akerman)

    Canon Fodder Episode 18

    Homesick Belgo-philes Daniel and Corky anxiously await News from Home. But does Akerman’s film have the mussels to keep your hosts from waffling?

    NEWS FROM HOME FACTS & FIGURES

    Sight & Sound  2022 Critics Poll Ranking: #52

    French theatrical premiere: June 8, 1977

    IMDB synopsis: “Impersonal and beautiful images of Akerman’s life in New York are combined with letters from her loving but manipulative mother, read by Akerman herself.”

    CLIPS & CLIPPINGS

    Austin Film Society trailer for News from Home

    “Your loving mother.”

    New York at night

    “Which is right?”

    NEXT EPISODE’S MOVIE

    Wanda (1970; Dir.: Barbara Loden)

    IMDB synopsis: “Wanda, a lonely housewife, drifts through mining country until she meets a petty thief who takes her in.”

    Our review of Wanda comes out on July 30!

    Follow Dare Daniel & Canon Fodder on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to listen, rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Listen Notes, Google Podcasts, Castbox and more. New episodes every other Tuesday! Please help support the show by clicking the Donate button on the homepage or find “Support the Show” in the main menu.

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    • 48 min
    The Wild Bunch – Canon Fodder Episode 17

    The Wild Bunch – Canon Fodder Episode 17

    The Wild Bunch (1969; Dir.: Sam Peckinpah)

    Canon Fodder Episode 17

    Aging cinephile Daniel and Corky face off against Sam Peckinpah’s violently apocalyptic western classic. But did the film drive your hosts wild, or did it get their panties in a bunch?

    THE WILD BUNCH FACTS & FIGURES

    Sight & Sound  2022 Critics Poll Ranking: #136 (tied)

    U.S. premiere: June 18, 1969

    IMDB synopsis: “An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the “traditional” American West is disappearing around them.”

    CLIPS & CLIPPINGS

    Original theatrical trailer for The Wild Bunch

    “If they move, kill’em!”

    Blowing the bridge

    “Let’s go.”

    NEXT EPISODE’S MOVIE

    News from Home (1976; Dir.: Chantal Akerman)

    IMDB synopsis: “Impersonal and beautiful images of Akerman’s life in New York are combined with letters from her loving but manipulative mother, read by Akerman herself.”

    Our review of News from Home comes out on July 16!

    Follow Dare Daniel & Canon Fodder on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to listen, rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Listen Notes, Google Podcasts, Castbox and more. New episodes every other Tuesday! Please help support the show by clicking the Donate button on the homepage or find “Support the Show” in the main menu.

    Read more of Daniel’s movie reviews at Dare Daniel and Rotten Tomatoes.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Taste of Cherry – Canon Fodder Episode 16

    Taste of Cherry – Canon Fodder Episode 16

    Taste of Cherry (1997; Dir.: Abbas Kiarostami)

    Canon Fodder Episode 16

    On this week’s episode, Daniel and Corky drive through the streets of Sacramento looking for someone to help them unlock the secrets of Abbas Kiarostami’s Palme d’Or winner. But will your hosts cherish their Taste of Cherry or decide that it’s the pits?

    TASTES OF CHERRY FACTS & FIGURES

    Sight & Sound  2022 Critics Poll Ranking: #243 (tied)

    World premiere: May 16, 1997 (Cannes Film Festival)

    IMDB synopsis: “An Iranian man drives his car in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.”

    CLIPS & CLIPPINGS

    Original theatrical trailer for Taste of Cherry

    “A mulberry saved my life.”

    Taste of twilight

    NEXT EPISODE’S MOVIE

    The Wild Bunch (1969; Dir.: Sam Peckinpah)

    IMDB synopsis: “An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the “traditional” American West is disappearing around them.”

    Our review of The Wild Bunch comes out on July 2!

    Follow Dare Daniel & Canon Fodder on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to listen, rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Listen Notes, Google Podcasts, Castbox and more. New episodes every other Tuesday! Please help support the show by clicking the Donate button on the homepage or find “Support the Show” in the main menu.

    Read more of Daniel’s movie reviews at Dare Daniel and Rotten Tomatoes.

    • 1 hr
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp – Canon Fodder Episode 15

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp – Canon Fodder Episode 15

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943; Dir.: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

    Canon Fodder Episode 15

    On this week’s episode, old battle axes Daniel and Corky trade war stories with The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. But does this decades-spanning intimate epic from The Archers hit its target or miss the mark?

    THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP FACTS & FIGURES

    Sight & Sound  2022 Critics Poll Ranking: #196 (tied)

    UK theatrical debut: June 10, 1943

    IMDB synopsis: “From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.”

    CLIPS & CLIPPINGS

    Trailer for The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    “And this, sir, is the truth.”

    Introduction by Martin Scorsese

    NEXT EPISODE’S MOVIE

    Taste of Cherry (1997; Dir.: Abbas Kiarostami)

    IMDB synopsis: “An Iranian man drives his car in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.”

    Our review of Taste of Cherry comes out on June 18!

    Follow Dare Daniel & Canon Fodder on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to listen, rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Listen Notes, Google Podcasts, Castbox and more. New episodes every other Tuesday! Please help support the show by clicking the Donate button on the homepage or find “Support the Show” in the main menu.

    Read more of Daniel’s movie reviews at Dare Daniel and Rotten Tomatoes.

    The Passion of Joan of Arc – Canon Fodder Episode 14

    The Passion of Joan of Arc – Canon Fodder Episode 14

    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928; Dir.: Carl Theodor Dreyer)

    Canon Fodder Episode 14

    Daniel and Corky revisit Danish dandy Carl Dreyer with this review of his 1928 silent masterpiece. But do your hosts have a passion for Joan of Arc, or are they passin’ on Joan of Arc?

    THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC FACTS & FIGURES

    Sight & Sound  2022 Critics List Ranking: #21 (tied)

    Danish theatrical debut: April 21, 1928

    IMDB synopsis:“In 1431, Jeanne d’Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.”

    CLIPS & CLIPPINGS

    Trailer for The Passion of Joan of Arc

    “Has God made you promises?”

    The worm in the skull

    The entire film for free on YouTube

    NEXT EPISODE’S MOVIE

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943; Dir.: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

    IMDB synopsis: “From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.”

    Our review of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp comes out on June 4!

    Follow Dare Daniel & Canon Fodder on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to listen, rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Listen Notes, Google Podcasts, Castbox and more. New episodes every other Tuesday! Please help support the show by clicking the Donate button on the homepage or find “Support the Show” in the main menu.

    Read more of Daniel’s movie reviews at Dare Daniel and Rotten Tomatoes.

    • 50 min
    Do the Right Thing – Canon Fodder Episode 13

    Do the Right Thing – Canon Fodder Episode 13

    Do the Right Thing (1989; Dir.: Spike Lee)

    Canon Fodder Episode 13

    On a temperate day on separate streets in various sections of Sacramento, Corky and Daniel’s agreement about the brilliance of Do the Right Thing smolders and builds until it explodes into canon fire.

    DO THE RIGHT THING FACTS & FIGURES

    Sight & Sound  2022 Critics List Ranking: #24

    U.S. theatrical debut: June 30, 1989

    IMDB synopsis: “On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.”

    CLIPS & CLIPPINGS

    Theatrical trailer for Do the Right Thing

    Love vs. Hate

    Boycott Sal’s!

    Destroying Sal’s

    NEXT EPISODE’S MOVIE

    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928; Carl Theodor Dreyer)

    IMDB synopsis: “In 1431, Jeanne d’Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.”

    Our review of The Passion of Joan of Arc comes out on May 21!

    Follow Dare Daniel & Canon Fodder on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to listen, rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Listen Notes, Google Podcasts, Castbox and more. New episodes every other Tuesday! Please help support the show by clicking the Donate button on the homepage or find “Support the Show” in the main menu.

    Read more of Daniel’s movie reviews at Dare Daniel and Rotten Tomatoes.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

ATXhorror ,

One of my favorites

One of the best new (to me) podcasts about bad movies. Dan and Corky play so well off each other, have a great format and production, and both have great "radio" voices which makes them easy to listen to. Still catching up on all the episodes, but am subscibed and looking forward to more.

The Bree's knees ,

If you like bad movies, this is recommended

Really funny hosts talking about movies that are bad for different reasons, and in different ways. This is candy for the mind, truly recommended.

Krispy_Kay ,

Great listen!

These guys have great chemistry! The way they describe movies and such make me want to crack a cold one open and hang out!

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