.Kelly Vance

Jun 7, 2023

Labor Pains

Had enough? Get together and organize, says documentary Americonned It’s been 14 years since Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story. So in a way, filmmaker...
May 31, 2023

Good Grief

The Boogeyman offers a tired horror theme with a reassuring end Originally published as a short story in 1973, Stephen King’s The Boogeyman was later...
May 24, 2023

Ladies’ Choice

Sexual morality melodrama Joyland stirs the cultural taboo cauldron Haider, the protagonist of Joyland, is a mild-mannered 30ish man who looks like life is passing...
May 10, 2023

Yours, Mine, Ours

A feel-bad romance from France In Rebecca Zlotowski’s Other People’s Children—one of the most enervating films of the year—the main character, Rachel, is an attractive,...
May 3, 2023

Pass the Punch

Polite Society is a little bit too polite Entranced by the advertising, the wary consumer approaches Polite Society on tiptoes, half expecting a ruse yet...
Apr 26, 2023

Killer of Nazis

Grizzled Finnish freedom fighter repels invaders in wild WWII actioner ‘Sisu’ Anti-Nazi war movies don’t necessarily need to be very complicated. That is, it’s probably...
Apr 19, 2023

Go With the Flow

Gorgeous documentary ‘River’ celebrates the power and mystique of water  If a movie fan has enjoyed Godfrey Reggio’s kaleidoscopic eco-documentaries (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, et al.), then...
Apr 12, 2023

Fest and Foremost

SFFILM’s San Francisco International Film Festival is once again amongst us, often brilliantly At the age of 66, SFFILM’s San Francisco International Film Festival—the oldest...