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

  1. Isn't that ironic?

    Frank Beaver looks at how dialogue, music, and staging convey irony on film.

  2. Movie house vs. your house

    Frank Beaver compares the traditional theater experience with today’s high-tech, in-home options.

  3. Mr. Capra comes to class

    Film classes take on new relevance when Hollywood comes to Ann Arbor.

  4. Oh, you're a holiday

    Winter is coming, and Frank Beaver is checking his list of must-see classics to warm your heart this season.

  5. Top 10 (and then some)

    Frank Beaver replies to a recurring request and recommends some must-see films.

  6. 'Spirit of Youth'

    Frank Beaver finds contemporary relevance in this 1938 film, starring then-heavyweight champ and Detroit icon Joe Louis.

  7. Independents’ day

    Frank Beaver showcases some of his favorite indie films and the artist who made them.

  8. Summer picks and flicks

    Frank Beaver previews Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit,’ a retelling of the violent summer of ’67.

  9. Rebirth of the State Theatre

    The Michigan Theater Foundation’s Lee Berry, BA ’78/MBA ’99, previews the new-and-improved State Theatre, currently under renovation.