“River’s Edge” Is An Unsettling Document Of Apathy Searching For Stimulation

Tim Hunter's film is a startling slow-burning document of teenage apathy and its destructive corrosion of basic rights and wrongs...

Midnight Double Feature #3

Two classics from the 1980s for you in Midnight Double Feature #3. Teen angst and bad behaviour go just that little bit further in Michael Lehmann’s “Heathers” and Mark L. Lester’s “Class of 1984”. Both films look at teenager life in a way that would make John Hughes cower behind...

The Goonies (Donner, 1985)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 American Coming of Age Dramas In a suburban home, in a dusty dark attic, behind some damp old boxes, in a wooden picture frame lies the key to an adventure only dreams can create, but in Richard Donner’s...

Review: Stand By Me (Reiner, 1986)

Stephen King’s stories are extremely difficult to bring to the big screen. Not only because of such things as the complexity of the overall narrative, the multi-character plots, or the lack of a pivotal driving force; but the fact that most of his stories contain ‘horror’ that...

Review: Class (Carlino, 1983)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] The 1980’s produced some of the best and most cherished coming-of-age, comedy-dramas to grace theatre screens, and it is these that the era is most fondly remembered for. George Lucas’ 1973 ensemble piece American Graffiti and...