“We saw the film as a depiction of working Detroit. And just the shots of neighborhoods and the skyline were important to get,” Cohn said. “People from out of state say, ‘I didn’t know Detroit looked like that!’”


I love Shakespeare-adaptation films that were clearly conceived by producers who never read more than the Sparknotes in high school — movies set in modern times with tangled romantic subplots that just barely seem to echo the old stories of the Bard.


I walked into “Loving” confident I was about to see a film that would blow me away.


I made my decision: if I saw a trailer in 2016, I would see the movie. And so the madness began.

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

Vin Diesel is as good as Steve Martin is bad, a surprising turn to say the least.


But it’s when we start positioning our opinions (and yes, they are absolutely opinions) of a movie as absolute fact that we have a problem.


“Moana” proves once again that Disney is a master of storytelling.


Comedy’s short shelf life is because of the fleeting nature of jokes; dated cultural references usually fail to align with newer audiences.


Even though Smeed doesn’t spend much of her time painting and drawing anymore, she stressed the importance for young artists to keep pursuing art in a more traditional, pen-and-paper kind of way.

“Gilmore Girls”

I’m a fan. But I’m one of those second-wave fans that found Gilmore Girls after the show stopped airing on TV.