Film

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.

“RONCO RUMOR REMOTO / ROUGH REMOTE RUMBLE”

The 74-minute, dialogue-less feature does more by saying nothing at all

Arts, Interrupted

17 directors, including 14 students from the University of Michigan, worked on The Big House. The Big House is a direct cinema documentary focusing on the Michigan football stadium and the people who work, watch and play there.

"Love, Simon"

I can imagine thousands of queer kids getting so much from this film, from seeing a new possibility of being gay in our time.

Daniela Vega in "A Fantastic Woman"

“A Fantastic Woman” is about not judging others. It urges us to be accepting and to open our minds and our hearts.

Selfie culture rules in "The Bling Ring"

The film’s soundtrack emphasizes the kind of aspirational lifestyle these children have been sold: one of excess.

Alicia Vikander in "Tomb Raider"

Only rarely could such baseline mediocrity be something to be celebrated, but that’s the state of the video game movie genre.

The star of "Benji"

The mixture of pity and hope that moviegoers experience simply is not enough to sustain attention-spans for the duration of the film.

"I Can Only Imagine"

“I Can Only Imagine” is designed to be appealing to people who have fond memories and a love of Millard and his band’s famous song. But for everyone else, the film will probably just be a bore.

"Take Your Pills"

“Take Your Pills” creates a sometimes chilling — all-the-time intriguing — depiction of how Adderall may be changing the concept of modern human performance.