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Hard Corps: Women in power and the politics of taking action

By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

More and more movies are featuring female characters with strength, agency and a drive to take action. What took them so damn long?

Why Alien’s gender politics go a lot deeper than Ellen Ripley

By Thomas Hobbs

The revelation that Lambert is a transwoman transforms what we know about Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror.

How the Alien saga went from trilogy to franchise

By Ethan Vestby

Ever since its unlikely resurrection in the late ’90s, the sci-fi horror series has continued to evolve.

Everything we know about Avatar 2

By Eve Watling

Sigourney Weaver’s return plus other early details about James Cameron’s upcoming sci-fi sequel.

In praise of 9 to 5 and the ’80s career woman

By Simran Hans

How a socialist feminist fantasy kickstarted a trend for female-fronted mainstream comedies.

Can James Cameron save the Terminator franchise?

By Martyn Conterio

With yet another reboot in the works, we consider how its original creator can fix this malfunctioning series.

25 films to look forward to in 2016

By Little White Lies

Check out this selection of upcoming cinematic treasures we’re excited to see over the next six months.

Aliens at 30 – in praise of James Cameron’s feminist masterpiece

By Lara C Cory

Thirty years on, Sigourney Weaver’s iconic hero stands as a defiant symbol of gender equality.

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