The Letters (1973)

Mail service is usually pretty predictable. You drop a letter in a mailbox, and depending on how far it’s traveling, you can usually expect it to be received in a matter of days… unless some sort of accident occurs. When a U. S. mail plane crashes, the usual service is, of course, disrupted. Three letter-senders…

Halloweek: Night Watch (1973)

Welcome back to Halloweek! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today’s terror is brought to life by an unexpected star: the great Elizabeth Taylor. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! “What did you expect to find, Sherlock Holmes? A…

The House That Would Not Die (1970)

Ruth Bennett (Barbara Stanwyck) and her niece Sara (Kitty Winn) are moving into an old house recently inherited by Ruth. Ruth has decided to take a break from her job in Washington, D. C. to decide whether she wants to move into the house permanently, leaving the city behind. Sara will be attending classes at…

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Several years ago, I took on a project called “Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns,” wherein I attempted to grow my fondness for the genre by watching and reviewing more of its films. At the beginning of the project, I called for suggestions, and Todd of Cinema Monolith was kind enough to give me five. I…

Period television: Good Girls Revolt, Season 1

Based on Lynn Povich’s book of the same title, Amazon’s original series Good Girls Revolt tells the story of a stagnant environment in a time of social change: the newsroom workplace in New York, 1969. America was experiencing a cultural revolution, but the women working as researchers for the country’s largest news magazines were less…

Modern Classics: Girlfriends (1978)

Susan Weinblatt (Melanie Mayron) is a photographer living in New York City with her best friend, aspiring writer Anne Munroe (Anita Skinner). Susan and Anne both have big dreams, but are struggling to make their way, with Susan shooting baby pictures and Bar Mitzvahs while trying to score a gallery exhibit of her work. Rabbi…

Modern classics: Real Life (1979)

In the opening of 1979’s Real Life, text informs the viewer of a 1973 PBS documentary series called “An American Family,” which included twelve hours of footage of the daily lives of Bill Louds and his family in Santa Barbara, California. Famed anthropologist Margaret Mead called the series “as significant as the invention of drama…