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The Barnesyard’s Sacto/SF Now Playing Power Rankings (Nov. 17-23, 2017)

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* = playing in SF Bay Area only

OFFICIALLY BUMPED

1) The Florida Project
*2) LA 92
*3) Faces Places
4) Last Flag Flying
*5) Stronger

MIXED-POSITIVE

*6) Jane
*7) Chavela
*8) Lucky

MIXED-NEGATIVE

*9) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
*10) The Square
*11) The Killing of a Sacred Deer
*12) Thank You for Your Service
*13) Marshall
14) Justice League
*15) God’s Own Country

OFFICIALLY DUMPED

*16) Novitiate
17) Blade Runner 2049
*18) Battle of the Sexes
*19) Wonderstruck
20) The Foreigner
21) Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
22) Victoria & Abdul

HAVEN’T SEEN

A Bad Moms Christmas
*Blade of the Immortal
Daddy’s Home 2
Geostorm
Happy Death Day
Jigsaw
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Lady Bird
LBJ
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Loving Vincent
Murder on the Orient Express
My Friend Dahmer
Only the Brave
The Star
*Thor: Ragnorok
*Three Billboards…
*Tom of Finland
Wonder

These rankings are updated every week and are only intended to reflect the opinion of Daniel Barnes. All films playing in Sacramento area theaters are listed, as well as most films playing exclusively in the S.F. Bay Area.  Repertory showings are excluded, as they are obviously the superior option wherever available.  Underlined films are on my catchup list.

The Barnesyard’s Sacto/SF Now Playing Power Rankings (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2017)

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* = playing in SF Bay Area only

OFFICIALLY BUMPED

1) The Florida Project
*2) Dunkirk
*3) Faces Places
*4) Endless Poetry
*5) Wind River
6) Spider-Man: Homecoming

MIXED-POSITIVE

7) All I See is You
*8) Rat Film
*9) Lucky

MIXED-NEGATIVE

10) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
*11) The Killing of a Sacred Deer
*12) Columbus
13) Thank You for Your Service
*14) The Big Sick
15) Marshall

OFFICIALLY DUMPED

16) Blade Runner 2049
*17) Battle of the Sexes
*18) Breathe
19) The Foreigner
20) It
*21) 78/52
22) Victoria & Abdul

HAVEN’T SEEN

American Made
Boo 2! 
*BPM
Geostorm
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Happy Death Day
*Human Flow
*Jane
Jigsaw
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The Lego Ninjago Movie
*Loving Vincent
The Mountain Between Us
My Little Pony
Only the Brave
*The Paris Opera
The Snowman
Suburbicon
*Wonderstruck

These rankings are updated every week and are only intended to reflect the opinion of Daniel Barnes. All films playing in Sacramento area theaters are listed, as well as most films playing exclusively in the S.F. Bay Area.  Repertory showings are excluded, as they are obviously the superior option wherever available.  Underlined films are on my catchup list.

The Barnesyard’s Sacto/SF Now Playing Power Rankings (Oct. 20-26, 2017)

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* = playing in SF Bay Area only

OFFICIALLY BUMPED

1) The Florida Project
*2) Dina
*3) mother!
*4) Dunkirk
5) Spider-Man: Homecoming

MIXED-POSITIVE

*6) Chavela
*7) Lucky
*8) Atomic Blonde

MIXED-NEGATIVE

9) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
*10) Columbus
*11) The Big Sick
12) Marshall
13) Wonder Woman
*14) Dolores

OFFICIALLY DUMPED

15) Blade Runner 2049
16) Battle of the Sexes
17) Breathe
18) The Foreigner
19) It
20) Victoria & Abdul

HAVEN’T SEEN

American Assassin
American Made
Boo 2! 
Despicable Me 3
The Emoji Movie
*The Force
Geostorm
*Goodbye Christopher Robin
Happy Death Day
*Human Flow
*Ingrid Goes West
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The Lego Ninjago Movie
*Loving Vincent
The Mountain Between Us
My Little Pony
Only the Brave
*Rebel in the Rye
Same Kind of Different…
The Snowman
*Tom of Finland

These rankings are updated every week, and are only intended to reflect the opinion of Daniel Barnes. All films playing in Sacramento area theaters are listed, as well as most films playing exclusively in the S.F. Bay Area.  Repertory showings are excluded, because they are obviously the superior option wherever available.  Underlined films are on my catchup list.

The Barnesyard’s Sacto/SF Now Playing Power Rankings (Sep. 15-21, 2017)

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* = playing in SF Bay Area only

OFFICIALLY BUMPED

1) Dunkirk
*2) The Little Hours
3) Logan Lucky
*4) Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
5) Wind River
6) Spider-Man: Homecoming

MIXED-POSITIVE

7) War for the Planet of the Apes
8) Cars 3
*9) Patti Cake$
10) Atomic Blonde

MIXED-NEGATIVE

*11) Columbus
12) The Big Sick
13) Wonder Woman
*14) The Girl Without Hands
*15) Menashe

OFFICIALLY DUMPED

16) Transformers: The Last Knight
17) Gook
18) It
19) An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
20) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

HAVEN’T SEEN

American Assassin
Annabelle: Creation
Baby Driver
*Beach Rats
Birth of the Dragon
Brigsby Bear
California Typewriter
The Dark Tower
Despicable Me 3
*Dolores
The Emoji Movie
*The Force
Girls Trip
The Glass Castle
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Home Again
Ingrid Goes West
Leap!
Mother!
*Rebel in the Rye
*The Trip to Spain
Tulip Fever
Valerian and the City…

These rankings are updated every week, and are only intended to reflect the opinion of Daniel Barnes. All films playing in Sacramento area theaters are listed, as well as most films playing exclusively in the S.F. Bay Area.  Repertory showings are excluded, because they are obviously the superior option wherever available.  Underlined films are on my catchup list.

The Barnesyard’s Sacto/SF Now Playing Power Rankings (Sep. 8-14, 2017)

Click the links to read my reviews.

* = playing in SF Bay Area only

OFFICIALLY BUMPED

*1) Good Time
2) Dunkirk
*3) The Little Hours
4) Logan Lucky
*5) Detroit
*6) Step
*7) Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
8) Wind River
9) Spider-Man: Homecoming

MIXED-POSITIVE

10) War for the Planet of the Apes
11) Cars 3
12) Patti Cake$
13) Atomic Blonde

MIXED-NEGATIVE

*14) Columbus
15) The Big Sick
16) Wonder Woman
*17) Menashe

OFFICIALLY DUMPED

18) Transformers: The Last Knight
19) Gook
20) Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
21) It
*22) An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
23) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
24) I Do… Until I Don’t

HAVEN’T SEEN

All Saints
Annabelle: Creation
Baby Driver
*Beach Rats
Birth of the Dragon
The Dark Tower
Despicable Me 3
*Dolores
The Emoji Movie
*The Fencer
Girls Trip
The Glass Castle
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Home Again
The House
Ingrid Goes West
Leap!
*The Midwife
9/11
The Nut Job 2
*The Trip to Spain
Tulip Fever
Valerian and the City…

These rankings are updated every week, and are only intended to reflect the opinion of Daniel Barnes. All films playing in Sacramento area theaters are listed, as well as most films playing exclusively in the S.F. Bay Area.  Repertory showings are excluded, because they are obviously the superior option wherever available.  Underlined films are on my catchup list.

The Barnesyard’s Top 5 Films of 2017 So Far

By Daniel Barnes

1) Your Name.

In a year filled with films that successfully cohabited honest humanity with the supernatural, this animated teenage symphony to God from Japanese director Makoto Shinkai rises above them all.  Restless yet wise, the film plays like a Studio Ghibli version of an emotionally loaded, metaphysical mind-scrambler like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Donnie Darko.

2) Good Time

Robert Pattinson has made some bold choices in recent years, preferring to work with outsider directors instead of cashing in on his fame, but he continued to exude a low-energy indifference until his startlingly brilliant turn in Josh and Benny Safdie’s outrageous urban nightmare.

3) Personal Shopper

Sign that we’re living in the last days, No. 7,830,268: the two best lead performances of the year so far were delivered by the stars of the Twilight franchise (cue: locusts).  Kristen Stewart re-teams with Clouds of Sils Maria writer-director Olivier Assayas for this entrancing and unsettling story of a medium trying to connect with her recently deceased twin brother.

4) A Ghost Story

The most literal ghost movie of 2017, but also the most unexpectedly challenging, as director David Lowery conjures supernatural cliches (including spirits in white sheets with holes for eyes) only to rewire them into this Linklater-meets-Kubrick story of the timelessness of grief.

5) Get Out

As the darkest recesses of white privilege and hate continue to strut their stuff on the national stage, Jordan Peele’s smart, funny and stylish Black Lives Matter horror movie only grows more pungently cathartic.

Check out my 2017 Fall Movie Preview HERE.