Alien series capsule reviews

I review all... 6 Alien films so far.


Favourite films each year of my life (1988-2017)

Inspired by the politics and philosophy podcast Owls at Dawn, I'm listing my favourite films from each year I've been alive. 1988: They Live Conspiracy theories may be dangerously simplistic explanations of the real world, but they make for great allegorical narrative. Bonus: writer-director John Carpenter is opposed to anti-Semitic interpretations of the film. 1989: … Continue reading Favourite films each year of my life (1988-2017)

Peppermint Candy (1999)

  Peppermint Candy is told in reverse-chronological order. Viewers may recall a similar device in Memento, released the following year. However, whereas Memento's employment of the device was an initially interesting but ultimately forgettable gimmick, Peppermint Candy's usage enables a deeper historical and psychological resonance. And it is, crucially, the double-level of psychology and history, micro and … Continue reading Peppermint Candy (1999)