For what it’s worth, Kay Cannon’s directorial debut — a film about three teenage girls on a quest to lose their virginities on prom night and their parents’ quest to try and stop them — does humor and heart well when the two are isolated from each other.

"A Quiet Place"

Along with its moments of paralyzing fear, ‘A Quiet Place’ weaves a moving emotional arc about family, love and sacrifice.

The dogs of 'Isle of Dogs'

The Michigan Daily’s film writers discuss Anderson’s style, body of work and legacy, in response to the release of “Isle of Dogs.”

The dogs of "Isle of Dogs"

You wouldn’t expect it from an outlandish film about animated dogs, but “Isle of Dogs” may be one of Anderson’s most impressive and poignant offerings to date.

"Happy Anniversary"

Some films seem destined to succeed. Look at any Marvel movie, complete with a star director, superstar cast and a plot as uninteresting as it is easily digestible.

Zoey Deutch in "Flower"

“Flower” is hollow entertainment.


The majority of the film follows men dressed in shabby costumes, improvising lines people would only find funny after a concentrated dose of THC.

Elvire Emanuelle in "First Match"

Without adding its own distinctive twist on an already overused narrative, “First Match” struggles to pin down audience members, who quickly tire of the film’s predictability.

Mark Rylance in "Ready Player One"

Where the book paid mostly empty lip-service to the idea of life beyond pop culture, Spielberg actively practices what he preaches here.

"The Death of Stalin"

Watching the film is like looking in a funhouse mirror at an absurd and vaguely horrifying image in which we can’t help but see vestiges of our reality.