Top 10 Ridley Scott Films

Rodney Twelftree takes a look back at the work of Ridley Scott highlighting the British director's best films past and present.

Hot Fuzz actors back in alien comedy Paul

After the successes of both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg reunites with friend and co-star Nick Frost for Area 51-inspired alien comedy Paul. Reviews...

Top 30 Horror Films 1967 – 1979 (Part 3)

Just in time for Halloween, we conclude our look at the best horror movies of the late 1960s and 1970s. In Part 3 we run down the top 10 scary movies released between 1967 and 1979. We have witches, and we have demonic children,...

Classic Scenes #5: Aliens

Aliens is one of my favourite films. It arrived at a time - during the middle 1980s - when science-fiction was a huge box office attraction. Lucas had kicked it all off with "Star Wars", with Ridley Scott's "Alien" and Steven...

Essay: Women in the Horror Film – Ripley, the Alien & the Monstrous Feminine

In this essay I take a critical look at the way femininity is portrayed in Ridley Scott’s Alien through its key protagonist and antagonist with reference to key feminist writers… [ad#Google – link ad rect 468px wide] The following essay is an accompanying piece...

Top10Films: Beginning with ‘A’

[ad#Google – link ad rect 468px wide] At first, compiling a list of favourite films that begin with the letter A appears to be a superfluous exercise – given some thought though it serves to highlight some classic movies, ones that deserve to be watched again and...

Review: Alien (Scott, 1979)

Directed by: Ridley Scott Written by: Dan O’Bannon / Ronald Shusett Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto Released: 1979 / Genre: Science-fiction Horror / Country: USA / IMDB Buy on DVD from...

Top 10 Science Fiction Horror Films

Science-fiction and horror seem to go hand in hand. Sci-fi usually involves futuristic foreboding or fear of the unknown, and this works well with the frightening realisation of the darkest depths of the human mind that define the horror genre. Science-fiction horror is also...