Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 1:03pm
Shannon Purser in 'Sierra Burgess'

With “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” it’s clear that Netflix has adopted an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink mentality when it comes to their original release slate.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:36pm
Michigan players leave the field after losing to Notre Dame

College sports, to the vast majority of people who watch them, are nothing more than entertainment.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 6:14pm
Arrested Development

When it was brought back to small screens everywhere in 2013, “Arrested Development” was the first major series to be revived by a streaming service. It was a big deal. It was in the early days of Netflix originals and before shows like “Brooklyn 99” could be saved within hours of their cancellation. It was also very different from the first three seasons of the show, which originally aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006, breaking up the bungling Bluth family into character centric episodes that came together by the season’s end.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:40pm
Deadpool 2

If Deadpool were to watch “Deadpool 2,” he would likely have a number of issues with it. His first might be why the film kills off the impetus for the first film’s entire plot in the first ten minutes. Another would be why a comedy movie has so many scenes devoid of comedy. He might criticize the use of a little kid as a crutch, or poke fun at the fact that almost every plot point in the movie has been used in previous “X-Men” films.  Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds, “Mississippi Grind”), might have an issue with all of these things, or he might not care at all.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:04pm
The Avengers in peril

How does one review a film like “Avengers: Infinity War?” To list the cast would take half the article. Describing the plot in any kind of detail would be viewed as a colossal spoiler. It’s not trying to sell itself to newcomers because by now, the entire world likes superheroes. A movie this big, with this many characters, attempting to make good on ten years worth of promises, simply cannot be reviewed as though it is any other. It is wholly unique both in terms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as filmmaking at large.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:49pm

There are restaurants that you go to with great frequency. There are restaurants you profess to love. There are restaurants to which you feel some kind of intense loyalty, akin to your dedication to a religion or sports team. And then there is Chelas. Originally found on the corner of Liberty and Maple, Chelas serves without a doubt the greatest Mexican food in the greater Ann Arbor area and quite possibly the entire country. Is that hyperbole? Not to the legions of devoted followers that pack the restaurant seven days a week.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:16pm
Michael Rainey Jr. in "Amateur"

The script attempts to take a full look at the dangerous effects that a singular focus on sports can have on a person but comes up short in providing the necessary depth to tackle these issues correctly.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 5:18pm

College has brought about a renaissance in my board game playing.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:54pm
"Infinity War"

I don’t particularly care for these Marvel movies, but I am hopeful about “Infinity War.”

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:01pm
The Big House in "The Big House"

The crowd roars. That familiar voice blares across the stadium, “Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Michigan marching band ... Band, take the field!” It’s a ritual, a Saturday morning tradition, and has been the central hub of activity in Ann Arbor on weekends for almost a hundred years. It’s a University football game at “The Big House,” the largest football stadium in North America, and now the one with an equally large and ambitious documentary to boot.