My movie list (2): Alien

Don't ask me what my favourite movie is. I can't tell you. What I can do is offer up a list of movies I never tire of. Here's the second ... Alien Anyone who knows me will be unsurprised to learn that Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) is one of my favourite films of all time. … Continue reading My movie list (2): Alien

On Prometheus

Most people who like cinema have a movie that shines like a beacon in their memory, brighter than all the rest. Mine is Alien. I was there for its first release in 1979, sneaking past the warning signs in the theatre foyer even though I was too young for the movie's X-certificate. 'This film contains … Continue reading On Prometheus

Alien, Prometheus and Santa Claus

I have an obsessive streak. When I like something, I really like it. That includes things like medium-rare steak and those songs I just have to listen to over and over again (perhaps by Kate Bush or the Electric Light Orchestra or Elbow or any number of tracks from popular film scores) but mostly I'm … Continue reading Alien, Prometheus and Santa Claus