TMP Reads: The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl by Julian David Stone

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free from the author, but I assure you that my opinion has not been swayed by the $0.00 price tag. I agreed to review the book on the conditions that I could provide an impartial review, and that I could provide this disclaimer for you, TMP’s beloved readers. Now, on to the good stuff: how’s the … Continue reading TMP Reads: The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl by Julian David Stone

Period film: Bonnie and Clyde (TV, 2013)

The tale of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow has been told many times, most recently in a two-part 2013 TV movie. Both parts of the film open with a flashy title sequence that makes nice use of historic images. Gunfire foreshadows the couple’s grim end at the opening of Part I. My attention was immediately grabbed. But my attention didn’t always remain held, despite this … Continue reading Period film: Bonnie and Clyde (TV, 2013)

Period film: The Young Victoria (2009)

The Young Victoria (2009) is a period film dramatizing the life of one of one of the most beloved figures of the British monarchy: Queen Victoria. Victoria held the throne from 1837 until her death in 1876 and became known as “the grandmother of Europe.” The Young Victoria paints a picture of Victoria’s life before and during her reign. We begin in her childhood, where … Continue reading Period film: The Young Victoria (2009)

Classic stars on the small screen: One Step Beyond (Episode 2)

A while back TMP introduced you to the premiere episode of a Twilight Zone-esque television anthology called “One Step Beyond,” rooted in the stories of real people experiencing supernatural phenomena. After enjoying “The Bride Possessed,” I decided to continue on with the available episodes of the promising mystery series on Netflix. The second episode, airing originally on January 27, 1959, is called “Night of April … Continue reading Classic stars on the small screen: One Step Beyond (Episode 2)

Le Retour de Martin Guerre (1982)

*This is a review of the film in its original French language, viewed with English subtitles. Do yourself a favor and stay away from the dubbed version, which I’ve heard does not do the actors justice! Le Retour de Martin Guerre (The Return of Martin Guerre) (1982): 4.5/5 Based on true accounts in 16th century France, Le Retour de Martin Guerre tells… the story of … Continue reading Le Retour de Martin Guerre (1982)