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Kelly Vance

Kelly Vance
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% mother! (2017) Darren Aronofsky's Freudian allegory is nowhere near as interesting as Black Swan.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
100% The Boom (Il boom) (1963) Sordi's character, a middle-class middle manager struggling in vain to keep up with Italy's consumer-happy prosperity in the mid-1960s, finds himself in a familiar pickle. ‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
33% Rebel in the Rye (2017) A brilliant writer's biopic requires a brilliant screen treatment, but Rebel in the Rye does not deliver.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
85% It (2017) More than ever before, America needs Stephen King.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
100% Dolores (2017) Dolores Huerta is the very finest kind of American, and Dolores is a rousing profile of courage.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
100% I Am the Blues (2015) The music is ingrained in the landscape, and this movie takes us there.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Rumble is an entertaining documentary about Native American contributions to the national soundtrack.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Writer-director Bell tucks into this feast of lifestyle distress with emphatic glee. The actors roll the dialogue in their mouths as if it were fine wine.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
83% Patti Cake$ (2017) Patti Cake$ is a pile of hackneyed situations from an ancient formula, with comically overdrawn performances. Yet we can't resist cheering for her.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
91% Gook (2017) Gook is a bite-sized film with giant implications.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) So who really needs Logan Lucky? More to the point: Will they buy this in the South?‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
88% Good Time (2017) Good Time, is even more lurid, the thrillingly vulgar - and frequently hilarious - saga of another pair of outer-borough siblings.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
97% Columbus (2017) But instead of a guided architectural tour with a quirky girl-meets-boy story pasted on, Columbus lets the sheer physicality of the architecture free its characters' feelings. Aesthetes and incurable romantics may actually find it inspirational.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
19% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) [False Confessions] is the type of peekaboo story, garnished with mistaken motives, eavesdropping, and multitudinous untruths, that could be cleared up in one scene if everyone put his/her cards on the table - but naturally that's not the point.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) Detroit is not a relaxing, fun-filled evening at the movies. It's a cavalcade of injustice. But it's one of the most meaningful films of 2017.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
74% Landline (2017) The show belongs to Quinn's Ali, with a strong assist from Slate and Falco.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) All these frantic bits and pieces come together under Nolan's narrative scheme to form a stirring panorama.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
100% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) Very few crafts technicians rate their own documentary biographies. Harold and Lillian deserve it.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Disturbing as it may be to audiences accustomed to genteel costumed dramas, Pugh's play-acting is an achievement to remember. And this Lady Macbeth, a nasty little piece of work, is a must-see.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) [Friedel's] down-to-earth performance, alongside those of Klaussner and von Bülow as the torturers, gives 13 Minutes the feeling of a documentary on an overlooked human-rights hero.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) A Ghost Story seems to be telling us that time is cyclical, and that the sphere of existence most easily seen by the living is an illusion. Other, more coherent films have put forth that concept more gracefully.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) See it now, don't wait for it to become a cable TV series. A comatose love interest is definitely anti-episodic.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
77% The Little Hours (2017) It's fun for about the first ten minutes.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
73% Manifesto (2017) As tiresome an evening at the movies as any humorless drone could ever hope to inflict on an audience.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) As touched up by Coppola, the story has the distinctive ironic structure of an ancient Greek myth, one in which a brave but devious warrior, temporarily helpless from his wounds, blunders into a house of beautiful young women.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
22% The Book of Henry (2017) Imitation Spielberg, too sweet to be a thriller and too maudlin to be anything more than a misguided kid-flick placeholder in the career of the guy who is making the next Star Wars entry.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) It shocks us long after we walk out of the theater, not with the short-lived scare of a jump cut or grisly image, but with something darker that lives quietly in the unexamined places of the soul.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) European films used to get away with Slack Bay's brand of sustained absurdism, but today somehow that unrelieved silliness grates on the ear as well as the eye.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) We'd have to go back to Luis Buñuel or even Sergei Eisenstein to observe such unflattering stereotypes of self-satisfied haute-bourgeois squires, as are on display before Beatriz's hurt gaze.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) [An] effervescent new romantic comedy.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
100% Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia (2017) [A] strikingly well produced profile.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
89% Hounds of Love (2017) Dan Luscombe's music and Michael McDermott's freeze-frame tracking cinematography are both chillingly effective.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
92% Obit (2017) Gould's surprisingly entertaining doc introduces us to what must be the best-staffed obit department in the country.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) As imagined by actor Nixon and her supporting players, Emily might as well be one of those pressed flowers, shut up in a book to amaze and amuse the reader (and moviegoer) another day. That day is here.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
70% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Prepare to be dazzled.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
83% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent has a bit of a canned taste to it. The influential Tower may or may not deserve a better screen bio, but this will have to do until that one comes along.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
50% The Promise (2017) The Promise hits hard and never lets up.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Norman is highly recommended.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
86% The Lost City of Z (2017) A critic's confession, no. 388: I've always loved "boys' adventures." Oh, I can hang in there with Ingmar Bergman or Chantal Akerman all right, but the ideal "comfort movie" is probably closer to James Gray's jungle story The Lost City of Z.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
61% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) Actors Gallienne and Canet handle their roles ably, but Cézanne et Moi seems to skim the surface of its era searching for a bromance that doesn't really materialize.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) Colossal is certainly one of the most awkwardly conceived psychodramas in recent memory, particularly when it turns from agreeably whimsical to aggressively creepy at the halfway point.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
31% The Assignment (2017) The Assignment is an arguably watchable but eminently dismissible hunk of junk, strictly for late-night consumption.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) The writing, direction, performances, and emotional subtlety of this film are a wonder to behold.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
64% For Here Or To Go? (2017) The result is a movie that's neither serious nor humorous enough, as if no one involved could tell the difference.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
43% Song to Song (2017) The investigation into Terrence Malick's fall from grace continues with his latest, Song to Song, a film very much like Malick's previous one, Knight of Cups.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
48% Wilson (2017) The nicest surprise in Wilson is juvie actress Isabella Amara as Claire, the missing piece of the emotional puzzle Wilson constructs for himself.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
90% Raw (2017) Ducournau's school-days guignol, with all its faults, is still more intelligent and provocative than ninety percent of the junk out there.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
83% Cardinal X (2017) Wang's writing is better than her directing.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The big guy actually functions as the balance of nature on Skull Island. If he dies, the place becomes a Jurassic Park-style resort attraction. So the world needs Kong.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
100% Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Ladies of the Park) (1964) Sometimes all it takes to plunge us head over heels into a melodrama is a face, in this instance the face of actress María Casares.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017