Period film: The Silenced (2015)

Ju-ran (Bo-young Park) is being sent away. Suffering from some sort of chronic illness, her parents know nothing else to do but to ship her off to a sanatorium/boarding school, where her health will hopefully improve. After arriving, things do improve… at first. The young woman makes a close friend, and the treatment she’s receiving…

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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…

2017 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap

Happy New Year! We’re a few days into 2018, which means it’s time to take a look back at everything I watched last year. Can you believe this is my sixth time writing one of these recaps? It seems like just yesterday that I started the blog! The past year has been pretty crazy for…

December 2017 in Film

Happy new year! As is custom here on TMP, we’re kicking off the year with a look back at what I watched in December. Later this week, stay tuned for the full recap of 2017 in film. Here’s what I watched and wrote about last month! New-to-me viewings: 13 Re-watches: 8 Total for December: 21…

The Night Walker (1964)

Howard Trent (Hayden Rorke) hears the secrets that you keep, when you’re talking in your sleep… particularly if you’re his wife, Irene (Barbara Stanwyck). Howard has secretly been recording every conversation that takes place in his home, including those his wife has with no one, while she’s dreaming. Howard is convinced that Irene isn’t dreaming…

You Belong to Me (1941)

Peter Kirk (Henry Fonda) is having a fun day on the slopes, until he crashes. But the crash turns out to be a happy accident. He lands at the feet of Helen Hunt (Barbara Stanwyck), a beautiful doctor vacationing at the same ski resort. Naturally, he chooses Helen to be the physician in charge of…

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…

Variety Girl (1947)

“This picture is dedicated to Variety Clubs International,” the opening title reads. “‘The Heart of Show Business,’ which beats constantly in behalf of the children of the world regardless of race, creed or color.” With this declaration begins Variety Girl, a 1947 film featuring many familiar faces in a Hollywood Canteen-style star parade. So, how…