Category: Decade of Release (Update in Progress)

Francis Ford Coppola Movie Essay - Tetro Film

Looking Forward While Looking Back: The Recent Films of Francis Ford Coppola

“Coppola’s recent work is not a ‘return to form,’ whatever that means, but rather part of an ongoing exploration of what the form can do, showing an artist increasingly interested in only trying things he hasn’t done before.”

Alien Movie Essay - 1979 Ridley Scott Film

Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ Is a 40-Year-Old Elevated Horror Masterpiece

“If ‘Alien’ came out today, it’d likely be hailed as some sort of genius elevated horror/prestige sci-fi movie. It’s an engrossing, pulse-pounding thriller with brains and a unique and stunning visual style. Forty years later, ‘Alien’ remains one of the best sci-fi AND horror films of all time.”

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