Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:45am
Monarch butterfly perched on finger amid a grove of coneflowers

Aside from calling your representatives and other forms of political climate activism, one of the first steps, and something we should all come back to from time to time, is to put ourselves in a situation where we can understand what we have to lose.

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:57pm
Ann Patchett

All families have their issues, some more than others, and Ann Patchett turns those of the Conroys into a story spanning whole lifetimes.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 4:47pm

In the spirit of Welcome Week, Festifall and all things post-Labor-Day, The Michigan Daily Film section has written a collection of blurbs celebrating our favorite “Openings” to movies. Here’s to another year of learning, changing, trying, failing, crying, smiling, passing, movie-watching and (most importantly) a-best-picture-awarded-to-a-film-that-surpasses-the-low-bar-of-not-being-problematic-at-best-and-severly-discouraging-as-to-the-current-state-of-the-conversation-on-racial-equality-in-America-at-worst.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 4:15pm
Cate Blanchett in 'Where'd You Go Bernadette'

“Where’d You Go Bernadette?” serves as a reminder that not all books need to be turned into movies.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:54pm

Art Fair season in Ann Arbor just ended, and, this year, I had a mission: to find a specific ring from a specific artist who had a booth at the fair two years ago. The problem was I only had a vague memory that the artist was a woman who made jewelry out of antique silverware with her husband. I tried Googling “antique silverware jewelry” beforehand, but there was a surprising number of people on Etsy who make things out of antique silverware. So, out into the field I went. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:27pm
Sony Pictures Releasing

In summer 2017, Tom Holland’s (“The Lost City of Z”) Peter Parker swung back into our lives with “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” The Spider-Man franchise has an impressive cinematic history with Tobey Maguire (“The Great Gatsby”) and Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”) donning the iconic suit alongside Kirsten Dunst (“The Beguiled”) and Emma Stone (“La La Land”) as their respective love interests.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:56pm
Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E.

It’s kind of sad, really — all Antonio wants to do is have a good time with his family, and yet he finds himself being wooed by fake love interests and his daughter married off to someone who’s only in it for his money.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:56pm
Universal Studios

At this point in the 21st century, there isn’t anything romantic comedies haven’t done, short of actually casting someone who isn’t white in the lead (though Netflix has endeavored to fill that void recently). That said, I liked the movie — and so did the rest of Spain.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 5:22pm
Sony Pictures Classics

I found myself wondering how in the world I was ever allowed to watch this movie in school when I was thirteen.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:23pm

May 17 can be one of those spring days where everything goes right. For those in Galicia, Spain, it’s known as “Día das letras galegas” (very roughly translated to Galician Literature Day) and, at its core, is meant to celebrate Gallego, the official language of the region.