Netflix Instant Pick: The Paradise, Season 1

I love a good BBC costume drama, so earlier this year, I was excited to discover one that I hadn’t heard of: The Paradise, a Victorian-era series that ran for two seasons before unfortunately being cancelled in February 2014. I’m always a bit wary of starting a series that is on the brink of cancellation or has been cancelled, because I don’t like to be … Continue reading Netflix Instant Pick: The Paradise, Season 1

Making the most of Netflix as a classic film fan; or, finding the old in a sea of newness

We all know how wonderful the streaming service Warner Archive Instant is for classic film fans, but if you’re like me (read as: broke student) and your only option for streaming at the moment is to mooch off of a family member’s Netflix account (Thanks, dad!), finding films to watch can be a bit of a challenge. Still, I’ve managed to build up a queue … Continue reading Making the most of Netflix as a classic film fan; or, finding the old in a sea of newness

What to Watch #14: May 8 – 14

Welcome to this week’s installment of What to Watch! This week, and from here on out until the end of June, I will only be including TCM and streaming recommendations in these posts. I’m taking a four-day-a-week Spanish class that requires a lot of my attention, and even though these posts are simple lists they take quite a while to whip up each week. Languages … Continue reading What to Watch #14: May 8 – 14

What to Watch #6: March 13 – 19

Welcome to What to Watch, TMP’s weekly series of film recommendations. After a few weeks of only tossing up TCM recommendations, today marks the return of a full slate of recommendations from TCM, AMC and Fox Movie Channel. I’ll also be including a few recommendations from Netflix Instant and Amazon Instant for those of you who don’t have access to any of the aforementioned networks. … Continue reading What to Watch #6: March 13 – 19

Netflix Instant Pick: Murder in Greenwich (2002)

Martha Moxley (Maggie Grace) was a 15-year-old girl from a prosperous family, living in one of Greenwich, Connecticut’s most beautiful neighborhoods, Belle Haven. Martha’s seemingly perfect life and the community of Belle Haven as a whole were shattered on the eve of Halloween (“Mischief Night”) in 1974. That night, Martha was brutally murdered, her body left in the back yard of her family’s home. Despite … Continue reading Netflix Instant Pick: Murder in Greenwich (2002)

Netflix Instant Pick #8 – Auntie Mame

“Life’s a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” So goes the expression that Auntie Mame (the amazing Roz Russell) lives by. She doesn’t want to be one of those poor suckers, and she certainly does live a full life! Eccentric Mame takes in her young nephew Patrick after her brother passes away, and the film follows a pretty large chunk of their … Continue reading Netflix Instant Pick #8 – Auntie Mame