Tag Archives: Ridley Scott

The Counselor review

Directed by Ridley ScottWritten by Cormac McCarthyThis is the first screenplay written directly for the big screen by Pulitzer Prize-winning McCarthy, whose dusty, western novels often concern themselves with the darkness in men's hearts—adapted in movies like No Country For Old Men and All The Pretty Horses, as well as the post-apocalyptic The Road. This,… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2012

Welcome to a post collecting the names and details of films that wowed me through the 12 months of last year, typically arriving late as I caught up with everything I wanted to see. My criteria for inclusion are as follows: List-worthiness for me is a strange equation of cerebral and emotional, as much as… Read More

Remembering Tony Scott

It wasn't cool to say you were a fan of Tony Scott's movies. Among cine-snob circles, anyway. His work was too commercial, too mainstream. He wasn't an auteur because he didn't write his own features. And Ridley, his older brother, got more acclaim, won more awards and had a bigger fanbase thanks to Alien and… Read More

Prometheus review

Directed by Ridley ScottWritten by Jon Spaihts and Damon LindelofI didn't have much faith that this would work. Prequels long after the fact—and 33 years is pretty damn long—rarely do. Filmmakers change. The hunger that defined Scott's early work, tales of his perfectionism on set and the stylistic rigour so evident in his films, some… Read More