Kelly Vance

Kelly Vance

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
East Bay Express
Critics' Group:
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1124

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Showing 101 - 150 of 1124
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Just crazy enough to make us smile, for exactly eighty minutes." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 24, 2014
91% Omar (2014) " So this is what it's like to be a young Palestinian in the occupied West Bank." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 24, 2014
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " For fans of the "nature versus nurture" debate, it's like walking into a candy store." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 14, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " Seductively produced, provocatively scripted update is more interesting than any of its forebears." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 14, 2014
100% The Square (2013) " One of the very best documentaries of 2013." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 14, 2014
60% Border Incident (1949) " A richly detailed, unforgettable slice of menace." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 13, 2014
99% Gloria (2014) " Paulina García gives a powerhouse performance in a completely naturalistic setting." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 7, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Smarter-than-average urban sex comedy." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 7, 2014
61% Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2014 (2014) " Three of them are worth writing home about." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 7, 2014
100% Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014 (2014) " Five-piece package achieves bliss with three of them." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 7, 2014
94% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " Will reward film fans who have admired Claude Chabrol and the screen adaptations of Patricia Highsmith." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 7, 2014
32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Mildly entertaining when it should have the flavor of outrage." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 7, 2014
33% Labor Day (2014) " The inertia always grabs hold and weighs the slender situation down." — East Bay Express
Posted Feb 7, 2014
55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Perfectly fine stupid entertainment for the dark months." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 24, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Hard edges, clean visual lines of action, very little gung-ho boo-rah." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 24, 2014
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Gloomy, Masterpiece Theatre-style exposé." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 24, 2014
22% Gimme Shelter (2014) " Overcome its obstacles in the simplest, most effective way of all, with classic melodramatic role-playing." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 24, 2014
59% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Runs through his life at warp speed and still takes two and half hours." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Advertising that audiences have to pay to see." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " Nothing here that hasn't been done better before." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
86% At Berkeley (2013) " We can feel our IQ rising in the four hours we spend exploring the kaleidoscope of thought." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
92% Philomena (2013) " Earns its heartwarming-ness honestly, with Dench and Coogan mouthing the dialogue with utter believability." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
42% Homefront (2013) " Half-satisfying little piece of gristle." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " A little La Dolce Vita, bits of Last Year at Marienbad, and flashes of Russian Ark." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
38% Delivery Man (2013) " Objections are washed away by the ingratiating performance of Vince Vaughn." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
85% Spinning Plates (2013) " Proves there are no exhausted topics, only skilled (or the obverse) storytellers." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " The sex is specific; everything else the two young women do is utterly general. Hearts will break but life goes on." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
94% The Past (2013) " One of the best films of the season, with remarkable dramatic performances." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 9, 2014
64% August: Osage County (2013) " The story is a congealed mass of clichés, but we can forget about all previous hen parties and just sop it up like gravy bread." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
94% Her (2013) " A not very satisfying, not especially nourishing combination sci-fi story/romantic comedy." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
29% Grudge Match (2013) " Predictable gags, but the dialogue is witty and both fighters have a weary pugnacity about them." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " If Stiller can squeeze a smile out of that situation, he's a magician. He does, and therefore he is." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " The weakest movie in Martin Scorsese's fifty-year career, the worst writing Scorsese has ever been associated with." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
93% American Hustle (2013) " Russell, writer Eric Singer, and the hyperventilating cast keep us guessing well into the second half." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " An exceptionally warm, very personal thank-you note to the perennial corner of Bleecker and MacDougal and all kids with guitars." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Maybe the series will go on forever. Would that be such a bad thing?" — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
53% Out of the Furnace (2013) " A one-note sonata of grief." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
100% Sweet Dreams (2013) " The joy that reflects on their faces from the energetic music and the cool, creamy treats is a rare thing." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
74% Bettie Page Reveals All (2013) " A spanking good date movie, with the right date, of course." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
42% Oldboy (2013) " Hard-hearted and ostentatiously nasty, the most stylish thing Spike Lee has been involved with for years. " — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
92% Nebraska (2013) " It's a tribute to Payne and Dern's teamwork that Woody's journey touches us so deeply." — East Bay Express
Posted Jan 3, 2014
81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " Never underestimate the power of American roots music to seep into the consciousness of people all over the world." — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 27, 2013
46% The Book Thief (2013) " Vivid character acting, superior production values, and a gracefully grim narrative structure." — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 21, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " It's not exactly Eisenstein but we'll take what we can get." — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 21, 2013
92% Le Joli Mai (1963) " Penetrates to the Parisian soul. " — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 21, 2013
70% American Promise (2013) " Says a lot about race, color, class, competition, and plain human nature in success-driven contemporary urban America." — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 21, 2013
67% How I Live Now (2013) " Doesn't really need a war ordeal to embellish it. Daisy herself should be story enough." — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 21, 2013
93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " It may be obvious Oscar bait but it rings true." — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 21, 2013
70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " A busy but relatively routine martial arts actioner." — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 1, 2013
98% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " No contemporary talking heads; none needed." — East Bay Express
Posted Nov 1, 2013
92% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) " As usual the most compelling voice is Ali's own." — East Bay Express
Posted Oct 31, 2013
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