Film

NOSELL

The documentary offers a troubled, even unsettling portrait of a young dancer’s past, present and future.

“The Accountant”

“The Accountant”’s narrative relies too much on showing a bunch of complicated events and then later trying to explain and find reasoning behind them.

“Queen of Katwe”

The film addresses canonical lessons as old as time, but Mira Nair’s direction breathes new life into them.

“American Honey”

This is not a movie that obeys the laws of screenwriting — what happens is not the point.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

Its unfocused writing holds back the cast from reaching its full potential

“The Girl on the Train”

It’s not the cosmos that has the power in this film. It’s the men.

“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”

“Pigeon” makes earnest use of absurdist humor, making up for the dullness black comedy.

“Idiocracy”

There was a palpapable air of excitement and readiness for the Michigan Theater to bring Mike Judge’s 2006 cult classic “Idiocracy” out of retirement, with a Q&A with Mike Judge and Maya Rudolph to boot.

NOSELL

“13th” should not only be for those interested in social justice issues or policy, but especially for those sheltered from any knowledge of systemic racism in America.

NOSELL

It’s been 17 years. Please, for the love of god, stop talking about “Fight Club.”