At it’s core The Girl with All the Gifts is an intelligent horror; in the same way that Dawn of the Dead offered a social commentary on modern consumerism, the film transcends simply being your basic gory zombie movie
Alien: Covenant seems to be trying to incorporate some elements of what made the original movies popular, whilst building on the lore introduced in Prometheus, and sadly it does neither very well.
In many ways Life is a satisfactory film that succeeds in exactly what it set out to achieve: a claustrophobic monster/horror flick set in space (where no one can hear you scream). But it doesn’t feel like a film that is trying to broach anything new, and it is certainly dwarfed by its predecessor, the genre-defining Alien franchise.
Ali Land’s intelligent and compelling young heroine gives a whole new meaning to teenage angst. Good Me Bad Me is a coming-of-age-story twisted into a psychological thriller
Britt-Marie Was Here is a small novel about large things. Hidden under the apparent simplicity, is a novel budding with complex themes which touch on some of the life’s biggest struggles: ageing, love, grief, acceptance.