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Kelly Vance

Kelly Vance
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% Justice League (2017) The contempt that Justice League has for its audience is open, unashamed, and matter-of-fact.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) [Dee] Rees directs this sprawling, supremely well-acted saga with a steady, realistic hand... ‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
94% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The flick is riddled with first-rate actors mouthing provocative dialogue in a unique story.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
100% Lady Bird (2017) ... in the writing-directing debut of actress-turned-filmmaker Greta Gerwig, with Ronan and a carefully chosen cast of characters, the time-worn genre twinkles like new.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
76% Last Flag Flying (2017) [ Richard Linklater 's] obviously proud - perhaps guardedly so - of the camaraderie he shows us, without resorting to overt displays of patriotic "heroism." It's a portrait that will stay with you.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
81% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Miike has a flair for depicting cruelty and violence, and such talent is usually rewarded, especially in the service of tales of strife-filled ancient Japan.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
73% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is successful only from the narrowest of perspectives.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) This putatively tense crime story melts before our eyes.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
93% Human Flow (2017) As reported in Ai Weiwei's mesmerizing new documentary, the Human Flow is steady and seemingly relentless.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Leave it to Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen) and screenwriter Lee Hall to take hold of this chickenhearted subgenre and give it a generous shot of real-world political sass.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) The 163-minute show drags a bit in the last act, but aside from that - and the danger that techies may view it as a documentary - Villeneuve's remake is the slickest fantasy in many moons.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
95% The Florida Project (2017) Dafoe's performance as Bobby is superb, a guardian angel for the 21st century.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) ... the film packs a powerful emotional punch to go along with its field-and-stream mishaps.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
80% Loving Vincent (2017) See it and be exhilarated.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
19% Woodshock (2017) How do good actors end up in bad movies? They follow the leads of filmmakers who have unclear ideas or who make questionable choices. Case in point: Woodshock.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
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
29% 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
88% 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
93% 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
90% 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
83% 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
92% 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
89% 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
77% 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
90% 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
21% 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
76% 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
92% 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
71% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Prepare to be dazzled.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017