The Malevolent Spirits of the Alien Film Franchise

By Andrew Tucker In 1979, Ridley Scott’s Alien famously boasted, “In space, no one can hear you scream,” and it certainly feels that way watching the film today. The Alien franchise is one that relies less on crying out-loud thrills and more on uncomfortable, disturbing Read More …

Neo-Noirvember: Blade Runner (1982)

It’s getting colder out there. It’s getting darker. In honor of “Noirvember,” Deadshirt’s decided to turn the spotlight on our favorite modern noir films of the last couple decades. Eyes forward, put the money in the bag and don’t get cute. This is Neo-Noirvember. If you’re Read More …

Stale Popcorn: Prometheus (2012)

Film is an entertainment medium that, by its very nature, tends to reward the viewer in rewatch. Sometimes movies even reveal to us how we’ve grown or changed since we last saw them. Our own Max Robinson reassesses old favorites, seasonal classics, and the occasional oddball lost under the couch in his monthly Read More …

Noirvember Volume 4: It Makes Sense in Context

There’s never been a better excuse to watch as many noir films as humanly possible than the cinephile community’s current favorite portmanteau. Deadshirt has decided to throw in with a month of essays highlighting some of our favorite works in the pantheon for Noirvember… We’ve been Read More …