Minutiae: Love in Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter

Its exceedingly easy to dismiss the Friday the 13th series. From Sean S Cunningham's 1980 original through to the trash-humping 2009 Marcus Nispel remake, the slasher series is about as disposable as franchise cinema gets, even in horror circles. There's no single outright masterpiece in the set, and even the hardcore fans of the series will … Continue reading Minutiae: Love in Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter

Why I Love… #14: Stand By Me

Year: 1986 Director: Rob Reiner Stars: Wil Wheaton (Gordie), River Phoenix (Chris), Corey Feldman (Teddy), Jerry O’Connell (Vern), Kiefer Sutherland (Ace), Richard Dreyfuss (The Writer) Genre: Drama Well, this is an obvious choice, right? Right? I mean, Jesus, how am I ever going to get my full hipster film-snob creds if I keep writing up … Continue reading Why I Love… #14: Stand By Me