Collector’s Corner: Collecting Stanwyck

Back in November, I introducted a subcategory of Collector’s Corner called Star Collections. In this series I share all of the films, books, and magazines I own featuring a particular classic film star. The series started with Cary Grant, so it’s only appropriate that the second installment feature my favorite actress: Barbara Stanwyck! Stanwyck Books & Mags As I browsed my shelves, this surprised me … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collecting Stanwyck

Collector’s Corner: Christmas additions!

Welcome to the first Collector’s Corner of the new year! Just as we did for the blog and my viewing log, we can’t really begin a new year without wrapping up the last of our 2017 business. So, here’s one last 2017 collection update. Some of these additions were Christmas gifts from family, and some of them were purchased with Christmas money. Books Behind the … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Christmas additions!

Collector’s Corner: Christmas Films!

I used to be a bit of a Scrooge who just thought of Christmas as a somewhat enjoyable day between two superior holidays, Halloween and New Year’s Eve. As the years have passed, though, Christmas has become my favorite holiday. I love that it falls early enough in winter that us Michiganders aren’t quite tired of snow yet. I love the lights, the scents, the … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Christmas Films!

Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 3

Welcome back to Collector’s Corner, the bi-weekly series in which I discuss all things related to my film collection. It’s time for another collection update! The last one was posted in September, so this one will cover new additions from late September, October and November. In a miraculous feat of self control, I managed not to purchase a single thing from the November B&N Criterion … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 3

Collector’s Corner, #Noirvember edition: 5 noirs on my wish list!

I’m a big fan of film noir. It’s one of my favorite genres to watch, especially when discovering new-to-me titles. I’ve seen many films noir in my years as a classic film fan, and I own some of the best: Out of the Past, Double Indemnity, Angel Face, The Damned Don’t Cry, and many others. Still, as hefty as my collection is and as much … Continue reading Collector’s Corner, #Noirvember edition: 5 noirs on my wish list!

Collector’s Corner: Collecting Cary Grant

It’s a well known fact ’round here that Cary Grant is one of my favorite actors. For this week’s Collector’s Corner, I’ll be taking a look at all of the Cary-related things I’ve collected over the years, and sharing my most-wanted list of Cary films to add to my shelf! Cary Books/Mags I own just one Cary Grant magazine cover: the July 26, 1966 issue … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collecting Cary Grant

Collector’s Corner: Favorite horror purchases!

October is the month for all things spooky and, though TMP will be giving the season a proper “Halloweek” celebration starting next Tuesday, I thought I’d bring some cobwebs and ghosts and masked murderers to this edition of Collector’s Corner, too! In the last Collector’s Corner we looked at a breakdown of my film collection by genre, and you may remember that horror wasn’t one … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Favorite horror purchases!

Collector’s Corner: Genre Studies

Welcome back to Collector’s Corner, the bi-weekly series talking all things related to my film collection! Today, we’re referencing my massive Letterboxd “owned” list again, this time for a look at my most-owned genres. Without further ado, from most-owned to least… Drama: 460 films Comedy: 399 films Romance: 324 films Thriller: 142 films Action: 121 films Crime: 119 films Mystery: 118 films Adventure: 107 films Musical: … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Genre Studies

Collector’s Corner: Book/Magazine Collection Update

Welcome to another edition of Collector’s Corner! I initially planned to post just one collection update this month, including my film, book, and magazine collections. When I drafted it, the post was pretty huge, so I’ve split it up into two. Two weeks ago I shared my DVD and Blu pickups from the past couple of months… …and then, there were books. (And magazines.) Nearby libraries … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Book/Magazine Collection Update

Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update

Collector’s Corner kicked off with a collection update back in July, but I haven’t shared my recent pick-ups since then, so I’m giving you the list today! Here’s everything I’ve added to my DVD/Blu collection in the past couple of months. The Criterion sale coincided with my birthday. Naturally, with a bit of birthday money burning a hole in my pocket and everything listed at 50% … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update