A Brief History of the Director’s Cut

A Brief History of the Director’s Cut

From the Ridley Scott’s Director’s Cut of ‘Blade Runner’ to Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ extended editions and right through to the Snyder Cut of ‘Justice League’ – the history of the director’s cut as presented by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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From Final Girls to Kickass Women – What Modern Female Protagonists Have in Common with Ellen Ripley

From Final Girls to Kickass Women – What Modern Female Protagonists Have in Common with Ellen Ripley

“Ellen Ripley stands as one of the first pages torn out of a sexist and archaic rulebook.” From Final Girls to Kickass Women – What Modern Female Protagonists Have in Common with Ellen Ripley.

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Aliens (1986) Retrospective Review

Aliens (1986) Retrospective Review

In his retrospective review of James Cameron’s ‘Aliens’ (1986), Lucas Hill-Paul describes the famous sequel as “a landmark in action-horror”. Read the full piece here.

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Designing Nightmares: H.R. Giger and ‘Alien’

Designing Nightmares: H.R. Giger and ‘Alien’

When you think of ‘Alien’, you think of Ridley Scott and the Xenomorph, but the man behind the disturbing visuals is H.R. Giger, the artist profiled by Kieran Judge in this article.

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Bodies of Power: Masculinity and Femininity in ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ and ‘Aliens’

Bodies of Power: Masculinity and Femininity in ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ and ‘Aliens’

Ripley from ‘Aliens’ and Rambo from ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ each represented different ideas of masculinity and femininity in 80s America, according to James Cullen’s film essay.

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