Summer Under the Stars 2018: Recommendations, August 23 – 31

Welcome to our final installment of this year’s SUTS recommendations! These are my must-see picks for the rest of the celebration, through August 31. All times are listed in EST. Feel free to share your own picks in the comments! August 23: Virginia Mayo 4:00 pm – Great Day in the Morning (1956) 6:00 pm – Colorado Territory (1949) 9:45 pm – Backfire (1950) August … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars 2018: Recommendations, August 23 – 31

Summer Under the Stars 2018: Recommendations, August 16 – 22

Another week has passed, so it’s time for more Summer Under the Stars recommendations! Here’s what I think you should watch over the next week. (All times are listed in EST.) Feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comments! August 16: Miriam Hopkins 7:30 am – The Richest Girl in the World (1934) 6:00 pm – Old Acquaintance (1943) 2:30 am – Wise … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars 2018: Recommendations, August 16 – 22

Summer Under the Stars 2018: Recommendations, August 9 – 15

Hello, movie buffs! A little update: I’ve decided that for the month of August, SUTS recommendations will be the only posts here on TMP, as I work to catch up on drafting reviews and scheduling fun stuff for fall. So you’ll see me every Wednesday until September 3, when we will return to our regularly-scheduled programming! For this week’s recs, we’re covering all of the … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars 2018: Recommendations, August 9 – 15

Summer Under the Stars 2018: Recommendations, August 1 – 8

One of TCM’s most wonderful annual features is upon us, again: Summer Under the Stars, which began this morning! With a different star celebrated on TCM each day in August, blocking off entire 24-hour blocks to binge the films of our favorites is always tempting. It isn’t always realistic, however, so I’m carrying on TMP’s tradition of sharing recommendations for each day of SUTS! This … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars 2018: Recommendations, August 1 – 8

Collector’s Corner: Independent Films

Today is Independence Day here in the US, so I thought I’d make use of that concept of independence in this edition of Collector’s Corner, sharing the independently-produced films in my collection, and those topping my wish list! (NOTE: I combed through Wikipedia’s “American Independent Films” category as well as my own collection list on Letterboxd in order to make this as complete as possible, … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Independent Films

Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies

The official beginning of summer isn’t for a couple more weeks, but the summer movie season has already begun. With the sun shining and temperatures rising, there are certain movies that become must-visits, re-watched every summer. Here are my go-to summer movies from my film collection! (A quick note before we begin: Usually lists like these are populated by classic beach movies. You won’t see … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies

Collector’s Corner: Favorite romance purchases!

As much as I like to be a grump on Valentine’s Day, there’s no doubt I’m a total sucker for romantic films. Romance is one of my most-watched genres, and one of the most-represented genres in my film collection. From the rom-coms of my youth to heartbreaking classic melodramas to screwballs starring Cary Grant, I’ve come to love a lot of films about love. Back … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Favorite romance purchases!

2017 in Film: Most Memorable Discoveries

Today we wrap up a week of wrap-ups with a look at my favorite film discoveries of 2017! These are the eighteen new-to-me films that left the strongest impression on me last year, many of which I’d consider to be new favorites. Listed in order of preference. Sunny (2011) Not just my most memorable discovery of 2017, but one of my most memorable discoveries in … Continue reading 2017 in Film: Most Memorable Discoveries

TEN films I’d love to see on the big screen

NOTE: Today would usually be Favorite Things Friday  here on the blog, but I screwed up and completely forgot to draft one of those for November. I hope this list is an okay substitute. I should have a Favorite Things post up next week to make up for this flub! Being a classic film fan in metro Detroit is pretty nice. We have several historic … Continue reading TEN films I’d love to see on the big screen

FIVE 2017 reads I’d like to see on film

Somehow, we’ve made it to the half-way point of 2017. As always, this year I’ve been participating in a Goodreads reading challenge, and while browsing my progress recently an idea struck me: some of these books would make great films! Several times in the past, I’ve shared books I would love to see adapted for the big screen. Today I continue that tradition, with reads … Continue reading FIVE 2017 reads I’d like to see on film