SUTS 2019: Recommendations for August 17 – 23

Another week gone! Apologies for getting this up a bit late — I meant to post it on Friday. As you read this, I’m in the middle of my almost-two-weeks in the woods. But my DVR is filling back at home, and I’m here to give you my recommendations for August 17th through 23rd! As usual, linked titles will take you to my previous coverage … Continue reading SUTS 2019: Recommendations for August 17 – 23

Seven Doors to Death (1944)

At the glamorous Hamilton Court apartments and shopping center, life should be beautiful, but it isn’t so for Mary (June Clyde). When shots are fired in an apartment one night, Mary flees the scene and hitches a ride with architect Jimmy (Chick Chandler) — weapon in hand and holding him at gunpoint. In the evening’s hurried turn of events, Jimmy crashes his car, and Mary … Continue reading Seven Doors to Death (1944)

Creating a Hitchcock Fan with Four Films

I’ve mentioned several times on the blog that my sister and I have a long-standing tradition of sharing movie nights — or, as we call them, “Sister Movie Time.” Usually, we load up on snacks, cuddle with her cats, and watch the nostalgic films of our youth or rent some recent releases we missed in theaters. For our latest movie night, we agreed to do … Continue reading Creating a Hitchcock Fan with Four Films

Favorite things about… Top Hat (1935)

Back by popular demand, it’s Favorite Things Friday here on TMP! The first Friday of each month, I’ll share my favorite things about one of my favorite films. For July, we celebrate a joyful musical-comedy full of miscommunication… The favorite film: Top Hat, a 1935 musical directed by Mark Sandrich The synopsis: An American dancer meets a dressmaker’s model in a hotel and falls in … Continue reading Favorite things about… Top Hat (1935)

June 2019 in Film

New-to-me viewings: 14 Re-watches: 5 Total for June: 19 Total for 2019, so far: 95 The new-to-me list: Rocketman (2019) Logan’s Run (1976) How to Make an American Quilt (1995) Ma (2019) The Leech Woman (1960) Superman (1978) Cult of the Cobra (1955) Late Night (2019) Shaft (2019) Dr. Cyclops (1940) Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Yesterday (2019) The Outlaw … Continue reading June 2019 in Film

Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

“That’s the kind of man I like — the man with no place.” Lucky Gagin (Robert Montgomery) has traveled to New Mexico in search of Frank Hugo (Fred Clark) — and revenge. Hugo was responsible for the death of Gagin’s friend, Shorty Thompson. Gagin plans to blackmail Hugo to avenge Shorty’s death and line his own pockets. Soon after arriving in town, Lucky meets Pila … Continue reading Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Crime School (1938)

When a gang of street kids appears in his court, unwilling to tell on one another after injuring a man, Judge Clinton (Charles Trowbridge) decides to send the whole bunch to reform school. The school’s warden (Cy Kendall) rules through violence and fear — and it doesn’t take long for new resident Frankie (Billy Halop) to find himself on the warden’s bad side. When the … Continue reading Crime School (1938)

Corridors of Blood (1958)

“Pain and the knife are inseperable.” You would be forgiven for assuming that a film titled Corridors of Blood and starring none other than Boris Karloff would be a classic horror flick about a murderous count and his castle or a tunnel-dwelling vampire. But, brushing off all expectations, Corridors of Blood takes us back to London in the mid-19th century, where Karloff is a well-intentioned … Continue reading Corridors of Blood (1958)