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Aliens

The Futurist and the Future

The Futurist and the Future

I’m writing and editing for a new film website called The Cinessential, which launched this week under the guidance of fellow writer and OFCS members Aaron Pinkston. The site will highlight one noteworthy title each week with a variety of thematic essays. For our kickoff, we chose two titles — Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgment […]

Prometheus Review

Prometheus Review

RATING: (3 STARS) To make a film that seeks answers to questions of mankind’s origin is bold. To shoehorn that film into a maybe-it-is-maybe-it-isn’t Alien prequel is bold to the point of being a little foolhardy. This is, for better or worse, Prometheus, and you certainly won’t see a film quite like it this year […]

Alien 3 Review

Alien 3 Review

RATING: (3 STARS) The behind-the-scenes story of Alien 3 is almost as interesting as the film itself. Director David Fincher, in his feature debut nonetheless, was reportedly so frustrated with the studio interference that he essentially disowned the cut of the film that audiences saw in 1992. I did not watch that movie, so I […]

Aliens Review

Aliens Review

RATING: (4 STARS) James Cameron’s sequel to the Ridley Scott sci-fi/horror classic Alien is a whole different kind of film than its predecessor. Instead of focusing on the scares, this film ratchets up the action 100 percent. After a lengthy exposition, the film kicks it into gear and never lets up. I was left breathless […]