Sidewinder’s View: Four Friends (1981)

From 1981, this morning's movie... ...which I'd seen only once before, around 1982 or 1983 on The Movie Channel at my mom's house. I remember liking the movie at the time, but this morning, I found the first half-hour or so difficult to sit through. I didn't find any of the characters appealing and … Continue reading Sidewinder’s View: Four Friends (1981)

Useless Adventures In Movie Trivia: River’s Edge (1986)

File this one under "Learn Something New Every Day" (photo discovery courtesy of IMDb's River's Edge page): Listening to director Tim Hunter's audio commentary for the 2014 Blu-ray of River's Edge (one of my teenaged Eighties favorites), I learned that he'd originally cast Corey Haim...COREY Keanu Reeves' creepy, weird, sociopathic little brother Tim. Once … Continue reading Useless Adventures In Movie Trivia: River’s Edge (1986)

Sidewinder’s View: Head Over Heels (1979) / Chilly Scenes Of Winter (1982) [SPOILERS]

I'm not one of those filmgoers who has to like, sympathize, or 'relate' to a character in order to remain invested in the story they're featured in. I'm not looking for role models when I go to the movies. Just give me a compelling story driven by intriguing characters.