Farewell, FilmStruck: My Favorite Discoveries

The day we’ve all been dreading has arrived: FilmStruck is officially closing up shop. I didn’t get to spend as much of November as I wanted eating up the rest of my FilmStruck queue, but I’ve found several new favorite films through the service in recent months, and throughout my time as a subscriber. To say farewell to my favorite streaming service, today I’ll be … Continue reading Farewell, FilmStruck: My Favorite Discoveries

Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Two interplanetary ships, the Galliott and the Argos, are attempting to land on a strange, foggy planet. When the Argos lands, the crew has trouble finding the Galliott. Once they do find the ship, they discover that the entire crew is dead — fallen victim to an odd, fatal, hypnotic state which their own crew only avoided thanks to the resistance and leadership of Captain … Continue reading Planet of the Vampires (1965)

FilmStruck Friday: Our Song (2000)

Welcome to this week’s installment of FilmStruck Friday! Every Friday here on TMP (with the exception of the first Friday of the month), you’ll find a review of a movie available through TCM and Criterion’s FilmStruck streaming service. Today, a story of three young women growing up in Brooklyn: Our Song (2000). Happy viewing! Lanisha (Kerry Washington), Maria (Melissa Martinez), and Joycelyn (Anna Simpson) are … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Our Song (2000)

FilmStruck Friday: Underworld, U.S.A. (1961)

Welcome to this week’s installment of FilmStruck Friday! Every Friday here on TMP (with the exception of the first Friday of the month), I feature a review of a movie from the TCM and Criterion streaming service, FilmStruck. Today, a 1961 crime drama starring Cliff Robertson. Happy viewing! Fourteen-year-old Tolly Devlin has an experience no child should: watching his father die. In a darkened alley, … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Underworld, U.S.A. (1961)

FilmStruck Friday: The Seventh Veil (1945)

Talented pianist Francesca Cunningham (Ann Todd) has been placed under the case of Dr. Larsen (Herbert Lom) after a failed suicide attempt. In order to discover what led the young woman to become suicidal, the doctor applies the controversial tactic of hypnosis, questioning Francesca about her past. As Francesca recounts hidden memories under Dr. Larsen’s spell, a complicated relationship with her cousin Nicholas (James Mason) … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: The Seventh Veil (1945)

FilmStruck Friday: Harold Lloyd Shorts

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 I’m highlighting a pair of Harold Lloyd comedic shorts. Happy viewing! While not necessarily extensive, FilmStruck has … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Harold Lloyd Shorts

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)