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)

TMP Recommends: DVR and Streaming Classics (No. 5)

Welcome to TMP Recommends, the bi-weekly series in which I share classic film recommendations from the TCM schedule and available through streaming services. This time around we’ve got a sea-faring musical, a Cagney flick, a modern movie with classic charm, and a certified corn classic. On to the recommendations! Picture Snatcher (1933) – Airing on TCM June 15, 4:30 pm James Cagney stars in this … Continue reading TMP Recommends: DVR and Streaming Classics (No. 5)

TMP Recommends: DVR and Streaming Classics (No. 4)

Welcome to TMP Recommends, the bi-weekly series in which I share two recommendations from the TCM schedule and two films available through streaming services. This time around we’ve got a Stanwyck classic, a couple of romances, and one of my favorite Westerns. On to the recommendations! Our Town (1940) – Airing on TCM at 11:00 pm on June 1 A sentimental drama about two families … Continue reading TMP Recommends: DVR and Streaming Classics (No. 4)

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