Prometheus Unbound: Ridley Scott & Me

How much did I love Ridley Scott's ALIEN (1979) after seeing it at the tender age of 11? Too much. The commercials for ALIEN terrified me and the film's tagline ("In Space No One Can Hear You Scream") sent unprecedented chills down my spine but I was determined to see it. I can't remember how … Continue reading Prometheus Unbound: Ridley Scott & Me

A Decade of Fear

It's taken me a year but I've finally managed to compile a list of my Favorite Films of the Decade: 2000-2009 so I thought I'd share it. My introduction echoes some earlier thoughts about fear and cinema that I shared during Halloween and wanted to expand upon. Besides my alphabetical list of Favorite Films of … Continue reading A Decade of Fear

Favorite Actor of 2009: Michael Fassbender

I'm still working on compiling a list of my list of Favorite Films of 2009 but my favorite actor of the year is Michael Fassbender. I was originally impressed with his performance in director Steve McQueen's deeply moving film Hunger (2008) and like many US film critics I didn't have the opportunity to see Hunger … Continue reading Favorite Actor of 2009: Michael Fassbender