Alien: Covenant

2017 – USA/UK Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Guy Pearce Words: Nathan Scatcherd Alien Covenant is an alternately entertaining and irritating entry in the franchise; it hits all the beats you would expect of an Alien movie, often feeling like a lot…

2016 BAFTA and Oscars in review

We’ve rounded-up our look at films from the past year that have made the shortlist to pick up awards this season – click on the film title to see our review. Spotlight Oscar Winner: Best Picture Original Screenplay BAFTA Film Award Winner: Original Screenplay The Revenant Oscar Winner: Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio Best Director…

A Month Of Alien: Prometheus

2012 Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce Words: N. Scatcherd Prometheus is a film which, from its inception, seemed like it was being made up on the spot. It was announced as a straight Alien prequel; and then as a…

The Martian

2015 – USA Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor Words: C. Abbott Even the most avid follower of Ridley Scott’s recent work would be hard pressed to defend the sliding quality of his filmography. Yet it is true that in nearly all of his work, he has an eye for a shot like no other….

A Month Of Alien: Alien

So what with Ridley Scott’s recent confusing/confused comments regarding the future of the Alien series (“Prometheus 2 isn’t going to lead into the Alien films, although it totally is and it’s actually called Alien: Paradise Lost, but it might still take another three movies anyway, and what’s an ‘Alien 5’?”), I thought it would be…

Friday High-5: Set Pieces Amongst The Stars

Words: J. Wood Sir Ridley Scott returns this week with The Martian.  I have already had the chance to see the film version of Andy Weir’s novel which is fantastic, somewhat making up for the last decade and a half of utter clunkers, but for the purposes of this list will not be considered for contention….