Genre: Science Fiction. Dir: Ridley Scott. Country: UK / USA.
Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece is an example of what commercial cinema can aspire to. On a limited budget, the film boasts an intelligent script, careful performances, clever special effects and well-crafted sets. The alien is still scary enough to inspire nightmares. Sigourney Weaver, an unknown actress whose indomitable performance made her a star, plays Ellen Ripley, the warrant officer on the commercial spaceship Nostromo. A rare chance to see on the big screen.