A Visit (or Three) to the Vogue Theatre Manistee

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 not only was there an old movie house in town, … Continue reading A Visit (or Three) to the Vogue Theatre Manistee

2019 in Film: Most Memorable Discoveries

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 tradition on TMP, I will begin the year by sharing … Continue reading 2019 in Film: Most Memorable Discoveries

2019 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap

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 lower viewing years in the history of the blog, but … Continue reading 2019 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap

Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!

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! As we wrap up the year, I thought I’d squeeze … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!

The Plot Thickens (1936)

Inspector Oscar Piper (James Gleason) has a twisted new case on his hands when John Carter (Richard Tucker) is found dead in his study by his butler, Kendall (Arthur Aylesworth). There are several suspicious people in Carter’s circle. Alice Stevens seems to be the last person to have seen Carter alive; her boyfriend, Robert Wilkins, was seen arguing with Carter by a cop; and there’s … Continue reading The Plot Thickens (1936)