Alien is a classic of both monster movies and cinema in general. Since 1979, any serious attempt at making a monster movie must be aware of what went into this Ridley Scott masterpiece.
The Uncanny Valley tends to pull The Polar Express down from time to time, but overall, it's a very pretty movie with some real heart to it.
The Horatio Hornblower movie series is a wonderful adaptation of C.S. Forrester's novels. Here I make a character study to focus on how the film makers brought the character of Archie Kennedy to life.
Why do we like scary movies? Many people have their own answers to this question. Here are three possibilities.
A simple comparison of two versions of the same story. Everyone has a different idea and approach, but it's up to you to determine which is "better".