.Kelly Vance

Feb 1, 2023

The Real Me

 Provocative Japanese psychodrama addresses the issue of image versus reality Kai, the main character of Woman of the Photographs, is a taciturn, inwardly directed, middle-aged...
Jan 25, 2023


A-hunting we will go, in war actioner ‘Condor’s Nest’ Condor’s Nest is the sort of film that often surfaces in the dead month of January...
Jan 18, 2023

Go Ask Alice

Anna Kendrick is in distress, again, in ‘Alice, Darling’ Mary Nighy’s Alice, Darling begins innocently enough, with a dinner get-together of three women friends after...
Jan 11, 2023

Poe Excuse

Quoth the critic: ‘Nevermore’ Christian Bale has a face made for gothic. At this stage of his career—36 years after his youthful appearance in Steven...
Jan 4, 2023

Baby Driver

Kore-eda’s crime story ‘Broker’ is beautifully, heartbreakingly sad  At first glance, Broker appears to be a sinister crime story with an especially disturbing angle. In...
Dec 28, 2022

Wild Kingdoms

Keanu the ocelot, meet Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary  A critic’s confession: I love movies about nature and wild animals. As kids, we were wowed by...
Dec 14, 2022

Borderline Loco

The hero of ‘Bardo’ discovers one can’t go home again Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Bardo may be a bit too long (159 stretched-out minutes) and cluttered,...
Dec 7, 2022

Wooden Mythology

A fantasy double feature with ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ and Martika Ramirez Escobar’s ‘Leonor Will Never Die’ Puppet kid Pinocchio looks like a convention of...