The temperature is high, the air is muggy, and there’s no better place to be than in the shade (or in front of a very powerful fan) with a good book. Summer reading is a requirement for students, but a cherished pastime for those of us who love books — and an even greater delight… Read More TBR: 2020 Classic Film Summer Reading Challenge
In January, I introduced Watched This Week as a series that was supposed to publish every Friday — and, clearly, I failed at that! But I’m bringing it back this week with the hopes of keeping up with it from now on. Here’s a look at everything I’ve watched since last Saturday (3/28), in order… Read More Watched This Week, Vol. 2
Long time, no see, movie buffs! There’s been a lot going on in life and the world, so I apologize for my absence here on TMP. I think we can all use a bit of a distraction right now, so I’m hoping to be somewhat more consistent about sharing the movies I’m watching on the… Read More 2020 in Film: Quarter 1 Wrap-Up
Welcome to Watched This Week, a new series where I plan to recap my week in viewing every Friday! As you may have noticed in last year’s wrap-ups, my viewing has been all over the place; I still watch a decent amount of classics (and plan to watch a whole lot more of them this… Read More Watched This Week, Vol. 1
Every time I travel, I look for two things: the local library, and whether there are any old movie houses in the area. Last August, I had the pleasure of spending about a week and a half camping near Manistee, Michigan — home of the Vogue Theatre. My luck was doubled on that trip because… Read More A Visit (or Three) to the Vogue Theatre Manistee
Over the past month or two, we’ve seen a flood of “best of the year/decade” lists. I won’t be compiling a “best of the decade” (I’m saving that brainpower for the blog’s tenth anniversary in 2022!) or a formal list of what I considered to be the “best” new-release films in 2019. But, as is… Read More 2019 in Film: Most Memorable Discoveries
TMP’s New Year celebrations continue today with the full-year viewing recap for 2019! Check out the stats below. The Big Numbers New to me in 2019: 130 Re-watches in 2019: 61 Total number of viewings in 2019: 191 Average viewings per month: About 16 Highest viewing month: November (22 viewings) This was one of the… Read More 2019 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap
Happy New Year, movie buffs! Though we’re only a few hours into it, I hope 2020 is treating you well so far! Later this week I’ll be sharing my full-year wrap-up for 2019 and my favorite discoveries of the year, but first, let’s take a look back at what I watched in December. New-to-me viewings:… Read More December 2019 in Film
Yesterday I learned that people have nicknames for the time between Christmas and the new year. I’ve never thought of it as anything but a typical week, but my favorite name of the bunch is “Betwixtmas” — so, I hope you all had a lovely holiday, and hope that Betwixtmas is treating you well, too!… Read More Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!
To everyone celebrating Christmas today, and everyone celebrating other occasions this season: Happy Holidays! I hope 2019 has treated you well and that you have a wonderful New Year.