For as many films as the Alien franchise has managed to spawn, only Ridley Scott's original film has maintained where it was at its very best. That's not to say James Cameron's Aliens isn't fantastic in its own right, but it sets up what's brought the franchise down as more films had come along: the whole universe ended up becoming far too big for its own good and thus it began to progress far too much like a video game.…
Before I begin, I would like to say that this is not going to be a proper review and I want you to keep the one person behind it in mind.
My name is Jaime Rebanal, and I am a hopeless individual who has suffered through depression and extreme anxiety. I think saying that can already get a load off my chest for the time being.
But why say this in front of an entry about Ikiru, you say? I…
NOTE: Jonathan Demme passed away on the date of this rewatch, and this review is dedicated to his memory.
In the history of the Academy Awards only three films have managed to sweep up the Big Five, and the most recent one to hold such a distinction is none other than Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs. It was at the point where Demme was making a name for himself through the comedy films Melvin and Howard and Something…