ALIEN (1979) is still a ‘perfect organism’ after 40 years…

Spring of 1979. A new, post-Star Wars, R-rated science fiction movie was in theatrical release, and it is to my great regret that, as then-12 year old kid, I didn’t see it in those days. Don’t get me wrong; I really really wanted to see it. I eagerly read every article about Ridley Scott’s scary…

To Sir John Hurt, with love…

Famed, Oscar-nominated British actor Sir John Hurt  passed away only last week (just a few days after his 77th birthday). He was one of my favorite character actors over the last few decades, and he became a favorite of mine almost without me realizing it, by stealthily disappearing into each new role.  I won’t go…