"Blinded by the Light"

No matter the extent of your own cynicism regarding the future of representation in Western media, “Blinded by the Light” still registers as a product of this regime, so it fails to reinvigorate a genre, merely propping up a new story with the old tricks.

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.

"The Sound of Music"

The Michigan Daily Film section has written a collection of blurbs celebrating our favorite “Openings” to movies.

"Moonrise Kingdom"

In the spirit of Welcome Week, Festifall and all things post-Labor-Day, The Daily Film section has written a collection of blurbs celebrating our favorite “Openings” to movies.


In a cramped theater, at the emotional climax of Lulu Wang’s (“Posthumous”) “The Farewell,” an entire row bursts into laughter. Those on the aisle and a family sitting below the main speaker join in, too.


“The Farewell” reminds us that familial love, like love in all its forms, is messy. Though there are times that it pulls at our heart strings, there are others where it makes us belly laugh.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The lions in this new film do not emote. If there were actors physically embodying the parts, they would be rightly criticized for being wooden and awful.

Design by Kathryn Halverson

Since “Tenenbaums” in 2001, no working director has cultivated a more distinct visual style than Anderson, and you could count on the fingers of your right hand the ones who’ve come close. I’ve always been struck by his ability to bring all his many stylistic features together in such a cohesive, breathless fashion.


In an interview with Slate, Aster remarks, “Life is suffering. I agree with that, and I think it’s therapeutic to give expression to that … there’s also this high-minded part of me that wants to do it in the most elegant way possible. That’s where this (Midsommar) comes from.”

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