Horror Half-Week, Day 1: Don’t Look Now (1973)

Spooooky Halloween, everyone! TMP is, as usual, celebrating with Horror Half-Week: a four-day celebration of creepy films. This year’s Half-Week has no theme — just a collection of eerie films I’ve discovered recently. Today’s feature is a 1973 horror of parenthood, which I found on the Criterion Channel. On to the review! Laura (Julie Christie) and John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) are facing a parent’s worst … Continue reading Horror Half-Week, Day 1: Don’t Look Now (1973)

Horror Half-Week, Day 4: Favorite things about… Halloween (1978)

The day of spooks and scares has finally arrived! Today, we’re celebrating with what is certainly one of my top five all-time favorite horror films. In case you missed ’em, the rest of 2018’s Horror Half-Week reviews: Invasion of the Saucer-Men (1957), The Brain Eaters (1958), and The Living Skeleton (1968) The favorite film: Halloween, an iconic 1978 horror film directed by John Carpenter The … Continue reading Horror Half-Week, Day 4: Favorite things about… Halloween (1978)

ABBA: The Movie (1971)

Long before Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hit the big screen (and entered my constant-rewatch rotation), there was another ABBA film, appropriately titled… ABBA: The Movie. Where the modern musical tales have plots full of complicated personal relationships, family secrets, and romance, ABBA: The Movie doesn’t have much of a plot at all. The musical performances are thinly connected by an … Continue reading ABBA: The Movie (1971)

Period film: The Last Tycoon (1976)

Dear readers, I apologize for taking an unexpected break! Things have been a bit wild for me on a personal level this month. I’ve had little time for movie-watching, and even less time for writing. I’m further behind on planning/prepping blog posts for August than I’d like to be, but I hope this post will mark a steady return to our normal three-days-a-week schedule on … Continue reading Period film: The Last Tycoon (1976)

Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

After carrying out a quest for revenge under the moniker of “Lady Snowblood” and leaving a trail of bodies in her wake, Yuki (Meiko Kaji) has finally been tracked down by police. It looks like she may be headed for the extreme punishment of death by hanging… until the secret police, led by Seishiro Kikui (Shin Kishida), step in to save her. The secret police … Continue reading Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

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 wax model covered with tomato ketchup? An earthworm with a … Continue reading Halloweek: Night Watch (1973)

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 local university. Both women are excited about the house … Continue reading The House That Would Not Die (1970)

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 managed to get to four of those recommendations during the … Continue reading The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

FilmStruck Friday: Shurayukihime (aka Lady Snowblood) (1973)

Welcome to this week’s edition of FilmStruck Friday! Every Friday here on TMP, with the exception of the first Friday of the month (which is reserved for “Favorite things about…”), we’ll be taking a look at a film available through the TCM and Criterion Collection streaming service. Today’s film comes from 1973 – Shurayukihime, known in English as Lady Snowblood. Happy viewing! Sayo (Miyoko Akaza) … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Shurayukihime (aka Lady Snowblood) (1973)