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Ridley Scott films – ranked!
With The Last Duel out now, and House of Gucci at the end of the month, we rate the top 20 movies by the go-to director for swords, sandals, cyborgs and Sigourney

Peter Bradshaw

04, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Back to business: Alien TV reboot must refocus on the films’ real villain
Some are aghast that Noah Hawley’s show will examine wealth, inequality and blue-collar work. But corporate greed has always been the series’ ultimate menace

Ben Child

13, Jul, 2021 @11:53 AM

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Sigourney Weaver’s 20 best films – ranked!
With her new film My New York Year released on 21 May, plus Ghostbusters: Afterlife and endless new Avatars in the offing, we sift through the career of Hollywood’s imperious, stylish powerhouse

Peter Bradshaw

06, May, 2021 @11:30 AM

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DisneyMustPay: authors form task force to fight for missing payments
Coalition of author groups call for Disney to pay outstanding royalties owed to writers of novels and comics including Star Wars, Alien and Buffy the Vampire Slayer series it now owns

Alison Flood

28, Apr, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies review – Star Wars film boss gets his name up in lights
Alan Ladd Jr greenlit Star Wars, Alien, The Omen and many more – winning the lasting admiration of countless directors and actors. Now, his daughter has made a heartfelt celluloid tribute to the producer

Andrew Pulver

24, Apr, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Streaming: the greatest female action hero films
Gal Gadot’s second outing as Wonder Woman consolidates her place in cinema’s firmament of superheroes who have had to fight all the way…

Guy Lodge

20, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Yaphet Kotto, star of Live and Let Die and Alien, dies aged 81
The actor, who played the lead villain in the 1973 Bond film, also starred in hit TV series Homicide: Life on the Street

Andrew Pulver

16, Mar, 2021 @1:19 PM

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Why is video game Twitter obsessed with Resident Evil's giant woman?
The gigantically tall character in a wide-brimmed hat has become the latest meme to light up social media with speculation, fan art and barely concealed lust

Keith Stuart

04, Feb, 2021 @9:09 AM

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Keith Short obituary
Sculptor and modeller who created pivotal props for films including Batman, Alien and Raiders of the Lost Ark

Ryan Gilbey

23, Oct, 2020 @5:02 PM

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Documentary to tell how Dorset bus drivers took Alien to West End
Amateur stage production of sci-fi classic flopped initially but ended up a comedy hit

Steven Morris

22, Oct, 2020 @9:43 AM

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Ian Holm: a virtuoso actor of real sinew beneath the charm and calm | Peter Bradshaw
Alien, Lord of the Rings, Chariots of Fire and so many more extraordinary performances in classic films – what an exemplary career the actor Ian Holm, who has died aged 88, leaves behind

Peter Bradshaw

19, Jun, 2020 @12:07 PM

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Ian Holm, star of Lord of the Rings, Alien and Chariots of Fire, dies aged 88
The versatile actor went from the RSC and Harold Pinter to international movie stardom with roles as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and an android in Alien

Andrew Pulver

19, Jun, 2020 @11:32 AM

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