Sony Pictures Classics

We recognize beginnings borne of endings borne of beginnings, the memories esoteric only because the memories are slightly foggy.

Glassnote Entertainment Group

Here, at least, this writer can immortalize the songs and memory of Jade Bird as she requests –– in unworthy words that can only beg redemption by their bone-deep sincerity.


As I left the theater, I found that I had forgotten that this was a student production. Had I walked out onto Time’s Square in New York City, I would not have been particularly surprised.


A resurgence of Adidas and Nike sneakers brought the Air Force 1 back in 2014. This time, however, they were championed by white people.


“Seau,” a new “30 for 30” documentary from ESPN, follows the tragic undoing of the charismatic linebacker, whose suicide in 2012 ignited a long-overdue national conversation about the likelihood of football players to suffer chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Narrated by Hamilton’s mortal enemy, Aaron Burr, the musical does a nice job of splitting stage time between Burr and Hamilton; the audience sees the light and the darkness in both leading men. But I beg to ask the question — where are all the women?

GAGA Pictures

Daily Film explores iconic endings as the school year comes to a close.

Warner Bros.

Henry is at once a shimmering, impossibly magnetic image of the mafia’s verve and a wide window into the harsh realities of organized crime; a brute and a sympath.

Detroit Free Press

Even as you leave, you’ll carry that with you, a small charm — an amazing grace — in your pocket.


“High Life” calls to mind “2001: A Space Odyssey” and perhaps a dystopian “Star Trek.” Rich with brilliant colors and mind-bending interstellar graphics, the film immerses the viewer in space. Puns unintended, “High Life” revolves around a black hole — an absent center representing absence itself.