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Patrick "Barney" Sullivan is a divorced father of one beautiful girl who he drags to the movies whenever he can, searching for the perfect family flick. Here, he writes movie reviews for us whenever he can but word to the wise.... Michael Barnes was heard saying once that Barney is « mostly wrong about everything » and that’s probably not far off. If you end up loving one of the films he points you too, be sure to let him know. It’s a thrill for him as he desperately needs validation.

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Black Barney   August 13, 2018   280   0
I fell asleep but the songs are quite fun and really help lift this movie.
 
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Black Barney   August 12, 2018   335   0
A pretty magical documentary on the career of one Fred Rogers and his life-long commitment to children.
 
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Black Barney   August 01, 2018   333   0
Floored. A movie about nothing and everything at the same time.
 
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Black Barney   July 18, 2018   355   0
Took my 7-year old daughter to this on a scorching Tuesday afternoon. So if I got a little sleepy, it was probably because of the air conditioning and bad popcorn. The first Incredibles movie was always going to be hard to top. It came out of nowhere and was full of amazing surprises. This one doesn't really have many surprises and feels fairly safe, with the best parts, in my opinion, being Edna since it is so reminiscent of the first movie (same set pieces and everything). ...
 
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Black Barney   July 16, 2018   321   0
Visually intense and hilarious. Might put you to sleep with the overwhelming art of it.
 
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Black Barney   July 11, 2018   560   0
Well that was unsettling. Took me four days to come down from this movie and land in a safe enough place to be able to think about it again to write a review.
 
3.3
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Black Barney   June 16, 2018   627   0
Better than I expected, but overall only barely good.
 
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Black Barney   May 16, 2018   847   0
Not what you'd expect, but still a pretty good coming-of-age story. I find this to be the most misleading trailer since Drive. I was expecting a super casual and light comedy about coming-out. Instead, I got Perks of Being a Wallflower morphing into You've Got Mail and then trying a Never Been Kissed type of epilogue. Luckily 2/3rds through the movie it turns into some pretty heavy drama and I think those are the best parts of the movie. The act of voluntarily versus involuntarily coming-out to your friends, to your family. Those moments are exceptionally...
 
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Black Barney   May 09, 2018   938   0
In a word, authentic. They pull off something here that Clint Eastwood just can't seem to nail (using non-actors to make it feel real). It makes for a pretty emotional and highly engaging film. Similar in many ways to The Wrestler, but instead of a daughter who doesn't need him, you have a sister who very much does need him. The cinematography is off the charts, reminding me of Legends of the Fall, Brokeback Mountain, Dances with Wolves and just a smidgen of Hell or High Water. (the various movie studios pay...
 
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Black Barney   May 02, 2018   1259   0
This makes me realize that Valkyrie should have been a comedy perhaps. This is a really good political comedy on what transpired after the death of Joseph Stalin and how the committee quickly schemed to gain control and advantage in the hours and days directly after. There's some pretty funny stuff going on but it's not going to be for everyone. One guy in the theatre was cracking up at some parts, I was laughing at others. It will certainly hit people differently. Steve Buscemi is good, Jeffrey Tambor is...
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