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

Period film: The Silenced (2015)

Ju-ran (Bo-young Park) is being sent away. Suffering from some sort of chronic illness, her parents know nothing else to do but to ship her off to a sanatorium/boarding school, where her health will hopefully improve. After arriving, things do improve… at first. The young woman makes a close friend, and the treatment she’s receiving seems to be working. But something strange is going on … Continue reading Period film: The Silenced (2015)

FilmStruck Friday: Onna (aka Woman) (1948)

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 1948 – Woman, directed by Keisuke Kinoshita. Happy viewing! Toshiko (Mitsuko Mito) is a … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Onna (aka Woman) (1948)

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)

FilmStruck Friday: Waga koi seshi otome (aka The Girl I Loved) (1946)

Welcome to the first 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, FilmStruck. Today’s film comes from 1946 – Waga koi seshi otome, known in English as The Girl I Loved. Happy viewing! … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Waga koi seshi otome (aka The Girl I Loved) (1946)

Cronaca di un amore (aka Story of a Love Affair) (1950)

Carloni (Gino Rossi) is a detective at a Milan agency. When we meet him, he is looking through a stack of photos of a beautiful woman. A wealthy man, Enrico Fontana (Ferdinando Sarmi), recently visited the agency and brought the photographs, which are of his wife Paola (Lucia Bosè). He had recently discovered the photos and become suspicious. You see, Enrico and Paola hadn’t known … Continue reading Cronaca di un amore (aka Story of a Love Affair) (1950)