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Kelly Vance

Kelly Vance
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
56% Jason Bourne (2016) The series is losing its steam. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
82% Indignation (2016) Near the top of the heap of this year's deep-dish character studies, with special praise to Roth, Schamus, Lerman, Gadon, and Letts. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) If you want to make a movie about show business failure you'd better make it funny. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) Instant Texas with all the trimmings. Highly recommended. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
81% Equity (2016) She earns our pity to a degree, but it's the pity we might have for a lioness who brings down a gazelle only to have it stolen by hyenas. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
25% Ben-Hur (2016) Most of the film's shortcomings stem from the awkward combo of modern-day grotesquerie and fluffy romantic exoticism. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) No easy answers here, but plenty food for thought. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
100% Ixcanul (2016) The ideal village-picture fable, as fascinating for its innate mythology as for its ethnography. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
83% In Order of Disappearance (2016) A Euro-trash procedural with precious little on its mind. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
47% Complete Unknown (2016) You can't attempt this type of actor's exercise with just anyone. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Serves up a juicy cautionary tale about the machinery of idol worship. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
35% Max Rose (2016) Jerry Lewis deserves a better homage than this. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
92% Demon (2016) The past cannot and will not remain covered up. Demon is worth seeing, if only to re-emphasize that. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
53% The Dressmaker (2016) Mark The Dressmaker as a taste it takes the full two hours to acquire. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) You may be seized by the desire to throw away your mobile phone as you leave the theater. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Sep 22, 2016
82% Captain Fantastic (2016) The glue that holds Ross' interpersonal drama together is [Mortensen], one of the finest character leading men in the business.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Jul 15, 2016
100% Golden Kingdom (2016) Golden Kingdom, a narrative feature that seems at first to be a documentary, takes us someplace we might want to visit and convinces us it's utterly different from anywhere else. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Jun 22, 2016
51% Genius (2016) Non-essential but oddly delightful. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Jun 8, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) Randall Wright's Hockney is the sort of documentary profile of an artist everyone hopes for but that we seldom get: a deep dive into the creative spirit in which every single frame reveals something vital about its subject. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted May 26, 2016
96% Sing Street (2016) No one will ever hate him- or herself for going along with the sentimental Irish improbabilities.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) Perhaps Green Room is part of a conspiracy to keep gullible California slackers from moving up the coast.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
100% The Winding Stream (2015) Harrington's richly textured doc is a treasure of folkloric Americana.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) It's Shannon and Spacey who conclusively put the concept over.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
97% The Dark Horse (2016) A serious, even solemn, tale of personal redemption.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) Not one of Farhadi's subtler projects. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) An indispensable meditation on the pain of pure creativity.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
70% Too Late (2016) It's all so random and cheeky that it's a type of perverse fun.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
20% I Saw the Light (2016) Inert, static movie, with lead-balloon non-sequitur dialogue.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
91% City Of Gold (2016) It's obviously fun being Gold.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 29, 2016
70% Take Me To The River (2016) You'll have to see for yourself what a slender plot line, well-chosen parts, and skillful directing can achieve with a handful of rich characters and a deceptively peaceful setting.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 7, 2016
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) A whirlwind demolition derby of an acting job by Ms. Steen. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Apr 7, 2016
9% Norm of the North (2016) Will the toddlers in the audience remember Norm's environmental campaign as they grow up? Perhaps.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Does this much discussion happen with every drone strike?‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
100% Here Come the Videofreex (2016) A provocative documentary look at one of the many revolutions of the American Sixties. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
89% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) Jia studies his characters subjectively, in a sullen, contemplative haze.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) The advantage of setting a disaster movie in Norway is that all the actors are unknown in the first place.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
90% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) Pixar and Ghibli, please note.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Nobody said getting out of Afghanistan would be easy. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
90% A War (Krigen) (2016) The scenario peters out in the last third and leaves us wondering.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
61% Race (2016) Couldn't anyone come up with a better portrait of Jesse Owens and his times than this? ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
78% Where to Invade Next (2016) A wistful, laugh-to-keep-from-crying examination of what it means to be an ordinary 99-per-center.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
63% The Finest Hours (2016) Falls a bit short in several key departments.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) Charlotte Rampling has one of the film world's finest withering glances, and she puts it to good use. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
96% Son of Saul (2015) Even if you're sick and tired of Holocaust movies, make room for this one.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
93% Anomalisa (2015) Sitting through this is like chewing cardboard and then congratulating ourselves on our ability to suffer.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
98% Mustang (2015) Forget Little Women, this has more in common with The Great Escape.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
81% The Revenant (2015) Nothing very complicated here, just richly textured suffering by men with very little to lose. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 21, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) All the tendencies we've been worrying about in Malick's career have come terribly true.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 11, 2016
97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Dizzyingly multi-chambered.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Mar 4, 2016
91% The Lady In The Van (2015) Movie fans who enjoy the conjoined British arts of character acting and eccentricity are in for a treat.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Jan 22, 2016