Review – Alien: Harvest | Episode 6

Alien: Harvest is the sixth 40th Anniversary Alien short and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Visually, it’s likely the strongest of the series and reminds me more of Tony Scott than Ridley Scott. The place where it falls apart is toward the end where it plays less like a cohesive narrative than a […]

Review – Alien: Ore (2019)

I know, I know, recording clean audio is my current bête noire. It’s something I’m working on but the thing about sound recording is that where you are is where you are. You can’t reduce ambient sound in an area–because I’m not Doctor Strange–and have to deal with what I have. So until the lavaliere […]

Review – Alien: Alone

What is it with Alien movies? The feature films can’t seem to remain faithful to their underlying ideas and mythology, so why should I expect shorts based on said movies to be any different? And Alien: Alone proves my point. The concept is interesting, but it takes too many liberties with the source material. It’s […]

Review – Alien: Specimen

Initially I thought that an idea of a series of short films based within the Alien universe was a great idea. That is, till I saw Alien: Containment and came to–in hindsight a hasty conclusion–that maybe it’s not such a bad idea that the Alien franchise maybe takes a bit of a break. As I […]

Review – Alien: Containment (2019)

Alien: Containment is one of the six–though I have also read there may be seven–shorts made commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Alien. And it’s not that good. I don’t mean for a moment to imply that it’s not well-shot and convincingly production designed. No. Alien: Containment‘s problem is that it doesn’t do anything that we […]