Alien: Covenant

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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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Where will Hollywood's search for authenticity end?
Long-running franchises, in their attempts to bottle the essence of the original movie, are going back to source material and bringing back the old protagonists

Ben Child

25, Oct, 2018 @10:10 AM

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Solo: A Star Wars Story – why prequels are killing the art of storytelling
They have become Hollywood’s favourite franchise-saver, but are they any substitute for a story well told?

Steve Rose

14, May, 2018 @9:59 AM

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The 10 film performances that deserve more awards attention this year
The many guilds and academies are forgetting a number of impactful turns, including from Sally Hawkins and Michael Fassbender

Guy Lodge

18, Jan, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Can Michael Fassbender survive his year of flops?
The Snowman is melting at the box office. It only continues what Assassin’s Creed and Song to Song started: threatening to ruin this actor’s previously sparkling career

Stuart Heritage

23, Oct, 2017 @11:30 AM

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King Arthur topples Alien: Covenant to reign supreme at UK box office
Guy Ritchie’s historical romp debuted to middling reviews and underwhelming ticket sales but came up against weak opposition from Snatched and Colossal

Charles Gant

23, May, 2017 @2:14 PM

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Colossal and Machines: the best films in the UK this week
Anne Hathaway stars in an indie comedy cum monster movie, while Rahul Jain’s documentary exposes Dickensian labour conditions in an Indian textile factory

Steve Rose

19, May, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Alien: Covenant eclipses Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 at top of UK box office
Sci-fi blockbusters are the runaway leaders in a week when Miss Sloane, The Last Face and The Levelling all opened to a muted reception

Charles Gant

16, May, 2017 @11:45 AM

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Alien: Covenant to Blade Runner 2049 – why does Hollywood keep ruining the mystery of sci-fi?
Alien and Blade Runner have spawned new instalments that shed light on the enigmatic worlds of the originals. But the less we know, the more we care

Ben Child

16, May, 2017 @10:17 AM

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Alien: Covenant review – a monstrous mashup
Ridley Scott slickly blends familiar themes from the series for this new prequel, but clunky dialogue takes the edge off the action

Wendy Ide

14, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Alien: Covenant brings dastardly David and gore galore, but few answers – discuss with spoilers
The latest Alien chapter engineers more gruesome ways to dispose of humans and incubates enough new loose threads to sustain debate for some time to come

Ben Child

12, May, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Alien: Covenant and Frantz: the best films in the UK this week
Ridley Scott’s return to the horror franchise is a welcome one, while François Ozon’s interwar drama is complicated and compelling

Steve Rose

12, May, 2017 @9:00 AM

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