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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When Movies Don’t Change, But You Do: Pet Sematary (1989) [SPOILERS]

But, since sometime after 2012…as one of those parents…when it comes to Pet Sematary, I just haven’t been able to get through it. The anguish in the story is just too overwhelming.

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

Saturday Night Fever is 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.

Sidewinder’s View: Super Dark Times (2017) [SPOILERS]

Reading through several reviews of this picture, I noticed each reviewer had the same gripe with the film. Namely that what started off as a keenly observed teen angst story "disappointingly" wandered into "Slasher" territory for its finale. This gripe is what convinced me to check it out.

Sidewinder’s View: Seconds (1966)

When I was seven years old, I happened across a local TV station broadcast of Seconds early on a Sunday morning in 1976. I caught probably 95% of the movie. In spite of my young age and the fact that it was a black & white film, I was totally transfixed by it.