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Kelly Vance

Kelly Vance
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) We get to know how the three men think, from boyhood pranks to career disappointments to the moment of truth, but we can't say we fully understand them. In fact, we almost feel sorry for them.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A Fantastic Woman is highly recommended.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Double Lover, an unintentionally funny trip down the therapeutic rabbit hole, may be the clumsiest scenario Ozon has ever been connected with.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) ... a refreshing change from some animated trips to "exotic" places - they too often seem to end up being variations on life in a sanitized preteen suburban America.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The Insult brings that familiar tension home to Beirut, with a roster of intense performances to add the human dimension to what is essentially a courtroom drama...‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
78% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) ... the wonderfully artificial-looking sets have a charm of their own.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
73% Hostiles (2018) When Blocker and his military colleagues refer ruefully to the way it is "out here," they're talking about the place we recognize as home. That realization helps lift up Hostiles from a routine violent genre piece to op-ed status.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is as puzzling and tantalizing as the subject of beauty itself, a movie quite unlike anything else we'll see this year.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) Obama is gone, and yet is still among us.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
70% Happy End (2017) Haneke veterans Huppert and Trintignant handle their roles with skill. The filmmaker filigrees his point of view into every crack and crevice.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
88% The Post (2018) It's a story worth retelling every few years, lest we forget.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
77% All the Money in the World (2017) Delightfully loathsome as the elder Plummer's characterization is, Williams matches him step for step as the dogged Gail Harris - possessed of an unyielding upper-class matronly hauteur...‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) After a frantic first two hours, the pic goes into a "finding herself" pattern, which means losing us.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
90% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie, Sebastian, and especially Janney nail their roles.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) What distinguish it from the competition are the dialogue and the acting.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Armed with intelligent dialogue, fully dimensional characters, and the requisite wowie-zowie audio-visual effects, the Rian Johnson-Walt Disney Pictures-Lucasfilm-Ram Bergman Productions of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is pretty darned good.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
86% Darkest Hour (2017) Director Wright, a renowned maker of Oscar bait (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), coats the action in the hazy ochre tint that spells H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, but it's Winnie we want.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) It's the actors who give Shape its shape, sculpted by del Toro's affinity for the underdog.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
78% Voyeur (2017) Voyeur is not a gratifying documentary, the kind that makes us feel happy the truth came out.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
97% Coco (2017) Directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, helped out by writers Jason Katz and Matthew Aldrich and a full-size city of technicians and crew, hit the right chords, gracefully.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
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
96% 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
92% 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
99% 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
75% 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
85% 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
69% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is successful only from the narrowest of perspectives.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
7% 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
66% 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
96% 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
41% 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
84% Loving Vincent (2017) See it and be exhilarated.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
20% 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
69% 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
28% 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
81% 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
92% 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
98% 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
84% 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