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

  1. Beat by beat

    Frank Beaver reviews alumnus Jim Mercurio’s book ‘The Craft of Scene Writing.’

  2. Foreign exchange

    The awards season may have ended, but Frank Beaver still showers accolades on his favorite foreign films of 2018.

  3. Aesthetics, appeals, and Alfonso

    Film scholar Frank Beaver revels in the aesthetics and authenticity of Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma.’

  4. Making of a masterpiece

    New book about Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001’ chronicles the complex artistic union of a visionary filmmaker and a brilliant author.

  5. ‘He felt what we felt’

    Frank Beaver celebrates the Wolverines’ love for late announcer Bob Ufer, star of a new documentary.

  6. Filmmaker Demme joins U-M 'mavericks'

    U-M Library to hold the personal archive of the late award-winning director/producer/screenwriter Jonathan Demme.

  7. Quiz show

    Frank Beaver tests your cinema scope with a Wolverine movie quiz.

  8. Isn't that ironic?

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

  9. Movie house vs. your house

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