FilmStruck Friday: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

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, a crazy Fritz Lang crime drama starring Dana Andrews. … More FilmStruck Friday: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

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 1956 – While the … More FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

Favorite things about… Laura (1944)

This post contains spoilers for Laura in the “Favorite things/quotes” section. Tread with caution if you’ve never seen this wonderful film! The favorite film: Laura, a 1944 noir/drama directed by Otto Preminger The synopsis: Detective Mark McPherson is investigating the death of Laura Hunt, a woman who has been found dead in her apartment. Interviewing … More Favorite things about… Laura (1944)

Classics of the Corn: Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

It’s all Christmas fun and happy, suburban child hijinks in the Phillips household. Young Jamie (Jeffrey Byron) forces his older sister Tina (Laurie Mock) to wear a Santa beard and calls her his brother while they anxiously await their father Tom’s (Dana Andrews) “home for the holidays” arrival from a business trip. Happy holidays become … More Classics of the Corn: Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

Zero Hour! (1957)

Dana Andrews is Ted Stryker, a World War II pilot who is scarred by guilt and grief after the death of six of his men. Though the war has been over for more than ten years, Ted still struggles and hasn’t been able to step on a plane since. Ted’s wife Ellen (Linda Darnell) decides … More Zero Hour! (1957)

Boomerang! (1947)

*WARNING: This review contains one major spoiler. However, I was spoiled with this same twist before watching the film and it did not ruin my viewing experience at all. When an influential local figure who is well-known and highly respected in a community dies, it’s natural for many to mourn the loss. But when such … More Boomerang! (1947)

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Daisy Kenyon (1947): 5/5! – Contains mild spoilers Daisy Kenyon opens with an awesome, fun-fact-spewing cabbie (who is never seen again, but is a great way to start the film) and a romantic, airy song. This opening may set a viewer who has never seen or read about the film before to think that it’s … More Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Edge of Doom (1950)

Edge of Doom (1950): 3/5 Edge of Doom is a flashback noir in which Father Roth (Dana Andrews) uses an anecdote of his past experience as a pastor in order to convince his young fellow pastor from leaving. They’re pastors in a poverty-stricken neighborhood, and the younger pastor wants to be moved because he finds … More Edge of Doom (1950)