Fashion & Film Feature

Fashion & Film: Sigourney Weaver in The Year of Living Dangerously

There are few things I appreciate about a film more than its sense of place. That’s what Peter Weir achieved in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982). The mood and the recreation of the Indonesian locale are so extraordinary (he used Manila and the Philippines as a stand-in for Djakarta and Indonesia) that they give […]

New Release Reviews

New Release: Memory: The Origins of Alien

Fans will find much to relish in Alexandre O. Philippe’s obsessive documentary, Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019). As its title suggests, the film explores how Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror masterpiece draws from the past (especially Egyptian and Greek mythology) and speculates about the future, yet continues to feel entirely of the moment. A number […]

Feature Thousand Words

On Location: Fury 161 in Alien 3 (David Fincher, 1992)

The setting for Alien 3 is a dank world devoid of sunlight and common sense. David Fincher’s first feature film is often overlooked despite the influence of H.R. Giger’s ultra-detailed sci-fi art that remains so emblematic of the first two instalments in the franchise. Despite the emphasis on recreating the harsh aesthetic of the Alien […]