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Kelly Vance

Kelly Vance
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning is a stylish, unsettling reminder that love can be a gateway to emotions more unpredictable than mere carnal desire.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
87% A Private War (2018) A Private War is recommended.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
62% Suspiria (2018) Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria is a genuine mindbender, a psychological melodrama in every sense of the term, a many-chambered nautilus of shocks and shudders that takes us from the sublime to the horrific and back again with each new scene.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
90% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) The Great Buster: A Celebration is a scintillating profile of one of the true geniuses of film.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
96% Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018) [Director Sasha] Freyer's fast-paced, antsy profile of a man whom curator Szarkowski called "the central photographer of his generation" is here for us to dash through, admiringly.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
91% The Price of Everything (2018) See it, then get to know your local artists while you can still afford to talk to them.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
93% Wildlife (2018) We finally decide that Dano and his actorly directorial impulses show quite a bit of promise, but that we can't wait to leave this particular family to its fate.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
68% The Happy Prince (2018) Everett is deliriously good as the poet, floating on a cloud of gorgeous cinematography by John Conroy and Gabriel Yared's floridly romantic music.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
61% The Oath (2018) The Oath is a black comedy so dire it comes as a relief when the characters try to murder each other.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
88% First Man (2018) First Man realistically humanizes a genre notorious for fantasy. What a welcome change of pace.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
99% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo is an excellent follow-up to the remarkable Meru, and a nail-biting cinematic experience in its own right.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
87% Colette (2018) The pulpy, gossipy, transgressive tale of Colette deserves a nutty filmmaker on the order of Ken Russell, but we get something mousier and less threatening, more or less on the order of The Danish Girl.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Just TV-commercial pathos and huggy redemption.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Fahrenheit 11/9 is a desperate, heartfelt rallying cry from someone who cares deeply. If it resonates with us, we have to prove it.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
96% Bisbee '17 (2018) Despite a few slow spots, Bisbee '17 is a useful portrait of changing times in the West, as well as a reminder of how far we still have to go.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
58% White Boy Rick (2018) McConaughey and Merritt work so well together that we almost lose sight of the industrious supporting players around them.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) Despite its gory denouement, Lizzie's emotional bloodlessness leaves us hanging.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
91% Kusama: Infinity (2018) This marvelous biodoc opens the door to a unique, massively prolific talent. See it immediately.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
27% The Nun (2018) The Nun is about as terrifying as a Cub Scout weenie roast. You've been warned.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
92% 93Queen (2018) 93Queen (the title is an emergency dispatchers' tag line) is a rip-roaring "only in America" success story.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
55% The Bookshop (2018) But it's Mortimer's obstinate, headstrong, heartbroken Florence we care about, because she's the only one in town who possesses the inner life of a dedicated bookworm.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
81% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2018) The setting seems like a place made for ghosts. And yet the lasting impression made by Gabriel and the Mountain is life-affirming and ultimately joyful.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
65% The Little Stranger (2018) Writing problems are far scarier than restless spirits.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) Welcome to Dark Crimes, a movie that boldly sets itself a number of obstacles to overcome, beginning with two big ones: the writing and the directing.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Kudos to Foy's performance and to Soderbergh's genius for finding the tenderest, most sensitive nerve ending and worrying it mercilessly.‐ Noir City
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
21% Terminal (2018) Meanwhile, no amount of script doctoring could save Terminal. That train left long ago.‐ Noir City
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) The middle-class kids chose the wrong prank. A seven-year sentence is a dandy proscenium breaker.... And we, the audience, get to vicariously experience an entertaining cautionary tale.‐ Noir City
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
74% Gemini (2018) Kravitz (Rough Night, Mad Max: Fury Road) is capable of better than this.‐ Noir City
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here is not for everyone, but its wounded compassion is undeniable.‐ Noir City
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
82% Juliet, Naked (2018) Hornby's characters don't exist in a warm and fuzzy cocoon, yet we're always happy to tag along with them because we know from the outset that no one is going to suffer lasting harm.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) Pretend you're watching McQueen and Hoffman.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
85% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Robert Schwentke's The Captain may be one of the most depressing films of the season - amid stiff competition - but it provides food for thought in its grim chronicle of a German soldier caught up in chaos at the end of World War II.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Still, there's no doubt Crazy Rich Asians will have an impact on some Asian American audiences, who have been craving proper representation for years. They deserve a better movie.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is a true-crime story with a happy ending, plus a warning that happiness is not guaranteed. It's one of Lee's finest, and decisively one of the year's best.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
94% Nico, 1988 (2018) The story of Nico would be intriguing even without references to the Velvet Underground and Warhol, but with that ever-present backdrop, bolstered by Dyrholm's presence and her mesmerizing performances with the band, the effect is irresistible.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The screenplay by director Susanna Fogel and David Iserson (both TV vets) contains mountains of flab.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) But just below the surface, Night Comes On is a careful, layered portrait of a person navigating her uncertain way through a sea of trouble, and we come to care about her and admire her spirit.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
95% Dark Money (2018) Dark Money brings us up to speed on the issues in a hurry - in this midterm election year there is no time to lose.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) The doc actually makes it to the 25-minute mark before showing a glimpse of Donald Trump's face - considering the cheapness of Greenfield's approach to sociology, that has to count as admirable restraint.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) This Sicario may have more talking points than it can comfortably hold. It's often confusing, and its political irony is thick enough to slow the story down in spots. But it'll make you squirm.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Unfriended: Dark Web is a captivating, intricate - and we might as well go ahead and say it: ingenious - summer thriller that presupposes the nagging fears of those of us who can't do without our cell phones and other little electronic pacifiers.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You is that rarest of satires - a nimble, imaginative, non-clichéd bucket of socially aware indignation that doubles as a street-level panorama of the 21st-century urban experience, Oakland style.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
93% Blindspotting (2018) Audiences looking for a film that expresses all the vitality - and everyday struggle - of life in contemporary Oakland, search no more. Blindspotting, one of the most important movies of the year, is the one.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
75% The Misandrists (2018) For LaBruce fans and fearless curiosity seekers only.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) Houston's fans will eat it up with a spoon, of course, but even the most skeptical viewer may come away with a better understanding of the perils of fame.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
91% The Most Unknown (2018) In the meantime, this is the most intelligent package of cultural-scientific information of the year 2018, wherever you catch it.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
71% Damsel (2018) Damsel is one of those nouveau westerns that looks vaguely inspired by the Coen brothers... That type of genre tinkering can be refreshing as long as the writing is sharp. Damsel's writing is not sharp.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
76% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) From the evidence of director Lorna Tucker's generally underwhelming profile, designer Westwood thinks the reason she's been overlooked is because she's a punk rocker, and always has been.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
No Score Yet Chung Kuo Cina (1972) It's a magnificent piece of cinéma-vérité... The four hours pass very quickly.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
49% Superfly (2018) But every now and then what passes for an original idea emerges from screenwriter Alex Tse (Sucker Free City) and Director X.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018