All posts by Jennifer Kellow-Fiorini

Cinema Detroit

Independent theaters prove cinema isn’t dead It seems that every year, especially near awards season, fears concerning the death of cinema and movie theaters become topics of heated debate. The projected death of the movie theater may be premature. Three years ago, Vanity Fair ran an article just before the Academy Awards, pointing out the

Impulse Ann Arbor explores Michigan’s thriving techno scene

Thirty Years and Counting Jordan Stanton’s Impulse Ann Arbor documentary chronicles the techno music scene via MEMCO (Michigan Electronic Music Collective)— a university-affiliated group of student DJs, promoters, fans, and dancers. This DIY collective has roots that can be traced to 1980s Detroit. It’s a wonder to see how this music has evolved and thrived

Films on the A & B Sides

Since devising a makeshift screen out of a sheet while using a primitive light source to project a John Waters film, humans have gathered together at the temple of schlock to view outrageous movies. In furtherance of that practice, for the past year and a half, the Burnout Society Film Club has indulged in double

Black Christmas

Bob Clark’s other Christmas classic Most Americans are familiar with director Bob Clark’s classic, A Christmas Story, which for years has played 24-hour marathons December 25 on TBS. Not quite as many people have seen his groundbreaking 1974 horror film, Black Christmas, playing at The State theater December 13 and 14.  Considered by many to

2019’s Best in Film

The best things we saw on the big screen It’s that time of year— time to look back at the best of the year in cinema. But since this list is compiled at end of October, films to be released in the last two months cannot be included. So here is a list of the