Memory: The Origins of Alien ★★½

The project of the new documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien is a bit like the Nostromo’s mission, minus the aliens eating everyone: It exhumes this ancient site in an attempt to learn these forgotten secrets about this creature and bring them back to our society. As moviemaking documentaries go, it’s a little uneven — it’s not even the best doc about the making of Alien. But at times it did make my chest burst with warm feelings for a time not that long ago, when this kind of making-of film was much more common.

Full review at ScreenCrush.