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    The Best Film Writing About the 'Alien' Franchise on the Internet

    To get you geared up for the premiere of "Prometheus" this Friday, here are ten great pieces about the franchise so far.

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    Retro/Active: Diving Back Into 'Titanic'

    A critic tries to get to the bottom of his fascination with the massively popular film.

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    The Religion of 'Rio Bravo' -- And Other Great Movies

    Follow the Hawks, For The Hawks Leads the Way.

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    Retro/Active: 20 Years of 'The Player'

    One writer's look back at perhaps the greatest Hollywood satire of all time.

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    Retro/Active: Rosenbaum on 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'

    Defending the much-maligned ending of Spielberg's underrated gem.

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    'Blue Velvet,' 47 Seconds At a Time

    If you're a fan of insanely intricate film criticism, we've got a recommendation for you: "The 'Blue Velvet' Project" at Filmmaker Magazine by critic and professor Nicholas Rombes. Three times a week -- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday -- Rombes writes about a single fra...

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    Retro/Active: Tyrkus on 'Magical Mystery Tour'

    Roll up for a great piece on "The Magical Mystery Tour!" Click right this way!

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    Note to Critics: Always Look Over Your Shoulder

    (Especially at film festivals.)

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    Retro/Active: Scott Tobias on 'Dead Alive' and The Debate Between Practical and CGI

    Do we prefer our illusions effortless and magical or gritty and hard-fought?

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    Retro/Active: Ryan North on 'Back to the Future: The Novelization'

    One writer is working his way scene by scene, and even line by line, through the bizarre text that is "Back to the Future: The Novelization."

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