Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Talking About Movies

  1. Greater than its parts

    Frank Beaver screens “Spotlight” and “The Big Short” to celebrate the craft behind a well-made ensemble film.

  2. He named me Malala

    Frank Beaver reviews an extraordinary doc about an “ordinary girl.”

  3. Time to get serious

    ’Tis the season for “elevated film fare” as Hollywood amps up the awards buzz. But what to watch?

  4. Casting call

    Frank Beaver ponders the artful intersection of film casting and film performance.

  5. Mother of invention

    Frank Beaver recalls the pre-digital, spring-loaded era of film studies in the Frieze Building.

  6. Summer jazz fest

    Celebrate the remastered classic “Syncopation,” featuring Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, and more.

  7. Coveting the cult classic

    Frank Beaver revisits “Blade Runner” in this ode to some perennial film favorites.

  8. Five came back

    Frank Beaver looks at five war-time directors who used film to influence public opinion.

  9. Take that!

    “The Sound of Mucus?” Frank Beaver revisits bad reviews of some beloved classics.