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Kelly Vance

Kelly Vance
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
59% 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
92% 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
93% 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
63% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Prepare to be dazzled.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
80% 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
48% The Promise (2017) The Promise hits hard and never lets up.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
87% 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
88% 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
59% 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
79% 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
95% 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
45% 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
42% 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
80% 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
92% Donald Cried (2017) Avedisian and Wakefield turn what might have been an uncomfortably trivial character study... into a different type of trivia, in which we watch a couple of actors going through their paces and can admire their efforts.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
100% Revolution - New Art for a New World (2017) Margy Kinmonth's illuminating new documentary... takes us back to a time and place when visual artists were at the forefront of a world-shaking re-ordering of priorities.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Sometimes the simplest and most predictable stories can resonate far past their apparent limitations. My Life as a Zucchini is one of those.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
10% Bitter Harvest (2017) Hoover and Mendeluk's mini-epic is neither odd nor epic enough to make much of a splash.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall would be a bloated, cheap-looking, wholly synthetic mega-production no matter who acts in it.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
83% A United Kingdom (2017) [Amma Asante's film] contains two praise-worthy performances, in the story of an interracial romance that had major repercussions during the era of European de-colonization in the second half of the 20th Century.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A Cure for Wellness is monumentally silly despite its grandiose visual scheme and emblematic, humorless tone... But that doesn't mean we can't have a little perverse fun watching Dane De Haan get put through the wringer.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) First-class writing with acting to match in an ultra-realistic setting.‐ East Bay Express
Posted Feb 8, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Peck's angry, biting, documentary examination of Black-white racial relations in the United States may be a bitter draft to swallow... But it's good for us, because it finally shows us the truth.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) In Toni Erdmann, the sandpaper is coated with honey and the protagonists only want to prove they're right, on their way to ultimate family happiness. ‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
42% Gold (2017) In the end the filmmakers and actors get bogged down in a futile search for something even more elusive than gold: good writing.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) Bening's Dorothea... Her baffled but sympathetic expression, her pitch-perfect, one-woman Greek chorus approach to child-rearing, and her essential maternal wisdom add up to one of the finest performances of this past year, in any category.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
94% Neruda (2016) Gnecco, García, and Morán's performances are succinct and beguiling, Larraín's touch is graceful.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
85% Silence (2017) Scorsese's heavy-handedness hampers what might have been a startling new entry in the director's religious casebook. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
95% Paterson (2016) Jarmusch's setting, in its heightened sense of the mundane, reminds us unmistakably of the filmmaker's vision of Cleveland, Ohio, in his 1984 breakthrough Stranger Than Paradise.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
99% The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1967) Fifty years after its first run, The Battle of Algiers is still a cinematic stick of dynamite.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
96% Moana (2016) It's strangely addictive.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
83% Julieta (2016) Grab hold of it -- the movie, but of course the elusive experience of existence itself as well -- before it evaporates.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
45% Phantom of the Theatre (2016) Raymond Yip Wai Man's Phantom of the Theatre has all the easy-to-digest charm of a Disneyland attraction. Also most of the built-in limitations. ‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
95% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) We can't get Princess Shaw's voice and tunes out of our heads, but it's the sadness that hooks us. She's a princess in pain, and Presenting Princess Shaw puts that pain on a throne.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) It's one of the bitterest dramas of Seydoux's less-than-saccharine career.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
65% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) German speakers in the audience will probably be amused by the numerous puns, but the rest of us needn't worry -- the playful sight gags are just as plentiful. ‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
47% Free State of Jones (2016) McConaughey plays Newton Knight in one key, the key of righteous indignation, just what the story calls for.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
91% Zero Days (2016) It's open-ended, challenging, and may keep you awake at night. What better recommendation for outrage junkies?‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) See Eat That Question and get to know Frank Zappa.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) We're not buying Money Monster, not even at a discount.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Swiss Army Man is more interesting to think about than to actually watch, but hard to swallow in any case, even as an allegory.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) High-Rise refuses to let us off with a whiff of revolutionary outrage when a truckload is so easy to dump off.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
87% Phantom Boy (2016) It's one of the best not-just-for-children animations in theaters this summer -- an action-packed, yet kind-hearted adventure featuring an ailing kid who doubles, in his imagination, as an invisible flying hero.‐ East Bay Express
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016