May 16, 2021

Meg Weichman | Author

Framing Britney Spears

Feb. 20, 2021

You might think you know the story, and even if you do know the story, it’s time to get outraged all over again. Tracing the life of Britney Spears from her rise as a pop princess to global phenomenon and then her tragic downfall as a national punching bag, the documentary Frami... Read More >>

Have Yourself a Small-Screen Christmas

Dec. 19, 2020

With all the changes to our holiday plans and traditions this year, it’s nice to look for the silver linings. And one good tiding of comfort and joy is that there has never been a better time to be an at-home movie watcher than right now. So when you need a break from all the famili... Read More >>

TV of Comfort & Joy

Dec. 5, 2020

In a year when our holiday celebrations will look a little different, it’s extra comforting to be able to turn to some of our most beloved traditions. And one thing that remains a treasured constant is the onslaught of Christmas movies that flood our televisions the moment the Thank... Read More >>

Hey, Watch It

Dec. 5, 2020

“I’m so excited” to report that the ultimate ’90s teen sitcom, Saved by the Bell, is back! And before you roll your eyes at yet another TV revival, reunion, reboot, or what have you, we promise you that this continuation of the beloved show not only w... Read More >>

Netflix & Change Your Life

Dec. 21, 2019

Now, we’re not saying you need to make a New Year’s resolution. Any kind of growth or personal change should not be based on something as arbitrary as calendar date. Yet as clichéd as it’s become, the end of the year is naturally a good time for some thoughtful in... Read More >>

Must See Made For TV Holiday Movies

Dec. 14, 2019

Living in northern Michigan, we have some pretty magical holiday traditions. Like getting your Christmas tree at a picturesque local farm, a street that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life, or attending small-town light parades and tree lightings. Heck, Traverse City’s towering ... Read More >>

Coming Soon: TCFF's Must-See Movies

July 20, 2019

In preparation for this year’s Traverse City Film Festival, I probably watched somewhere over 400 films, and the following films are not only among those that made the cut but also some of my favorites. While I have to watch hundreds of films regardless of how I’m feeling the ... Read More >>

I’m Dreaming of a Trite Christmas

Dec. 1, 2018

The start of the holiday season is signaled by many different traditions. For some, it’s putting up a tree or decorating cookies. For others, singing Christmas carols. But when you’re a single adult woman with a cable package, the holidays begin with the arrival of the year&rs... Read More >>

Can’t Make it to the Movies?

July 28, 2018

In its first 13 years, the Traverse City Film Festival has brought hundreds of films and filmmakers to northern Michigan. In anticipation of the 14th edition of the festival, arriving July 31 and running until Aug. 5, here are some greatest hits and unsung gems from festival past — ... Read More >>

Incidentally Christmas

Dec. 16, 2017

Whether you’ve already overdosed on Hallmark Christmas movies, are completely yuletide-phobic, or just want to celebrate the season with something that brings some less obvious tidings of comfort and joy, a Christmas movie that isn’t really a Christmas movie (i.e., Christmas i... Read More >>

2016’s brightest moments in entertainment

Dec. 31, 2016

Another year has come to a close, and it’s time for another random collection of a few of my favorite moments, performances and mock awards from the 75-plus new-release movies I saw in theaters, along with some other exemplary pop culture additions.