Flashback: Siskel & Ebert’s Sneak Previews Dogs Of The Week (1978-1982)

When I first discovered Sneak Previews in 1980, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's Dogs Of The Week feature, introduced by Spot The Wonder Dog, quickly became my favorite part of the show.

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Shaming The Incorrect Arts Into Extinction?

While there are certainly well-made classic movies I find unappealing...The Graduate...I don't believe I've ever attempted to scold anyone else for enjoying them. I've certainly never advocated a movie be banned or censored. The idea of criminalizing a piece of art or entertainment, if only in peoples' minds, is one I find totally repellent.

Sidewinder’s View: Saturday Night Fever (1977) [SPOILERS]

Saturday Night FeverĀ isĀ not a polite movie. Or a feel-good buffet of sunny escapism. It's a frequently gritty slice-of-life character drama, stocked with complicated characters, illustrating some hard, uncomfortable truths.