.Kelly Vance

What Color Is Fashion?
Sep 26, 2023

What Color Is Fashion?

The fashion industry suffers from its general depiction in film as something frivolous or at least inconsequential, a subject generally fit for gossipy dramatizations—as...
Khmer Graffiti
Sep 19, 2023

Khmer Graffiti

Ask any American film fan, even the most adventurous arthouse enthusiast, what the name “Cambodia” brings to mind and they’ll probably blurt out The...
Bonfire Lighter
Sep 12, 2023

Bonfire Lighter

Nobody cares very much about essayists these days, let alone newspaper and magazine feature writers, no matter how outrageous they try to be or...
Call Him Melville
Sep 2, 2023

Call Him Melville

The Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, one of the world’s fortresses of cinematic culture, is renowned for, among other things, its wide-ranging collection...
Aug 30, 2023

14 Angry People

Satirical Czech film pokes fun at neighborly disagreeability Jiří Havelka’s entertaining ensemble comedy, The Owners (Czech title: Vlastníci), is set in a condominium building in...
Aug 10, 2023

Undead Again

Thrilling new horror pic dives deeply into the Dracula mystique The Last Voyage of the Demeter doesn’t look, sound or feel like most of today’s...
Aug 9, 2023

Look Familiar?

Rom-com deluxe ‘Shortcomings’ has more than tribal identity on its mind Shortcomings began life as a graphic novel by popular cartoonist Adrian Tomine (Killing and...
Aug 2, 2023

Odd Man Out

Vacation goes from bad to worse in Afire A summer vacation by the seashore doesn’t seem to be working out for the two men in...