Blade Runner 2049

  • Sun
    Oct 08
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

Blade Runner 2049 opens this weekend. The 1982 original is one of our all-time Blade Runner 2049 posterfaves and this (very) long awaited sequel has been our most anticipated film all year long. We saw it and look forward to giving our re-view of this film instead of the usual pre-view. We agree with most of the excellent reviews: "Super-stylish and deeply human - even with androids and holograms around - the spectacular follow-up takes the detective story of the first film and turns it into a grand mythology of identity, memory, creation and revolution." "Immersing you in a complete wow, Blade Runner 2049 is the thinking person's sci-fi event of the year." "It takes on the themes and universe set forth in the original, then builds on them, and manages to live up to the massive expectations that greet it. This is no replicant, it's the real deal." We have already gone on record predicting Roger Deakins will win the Oscar for "Best Cinematography" (after 13 previous nominations w/o a win.) But did we enjoy this film achievement as much as admire it? There's much to discuss about Blade Runner 2049.

We'll also preview other new releases, including The Florida Project. "Director Sean Baker crafts one of the best and toughest films about childhood ever and gives a never-better Willem Dafoe a clear shot at an Oscar." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Also, the "charming" documentary Faces, Places (Visages, Villages). "Sheer perfection. French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda and the young photographer JR leap fearlessly into the art of making art in the year's best and most beguiling doc." "Agnès Varda and JR's film develops into something approaching a manifesto for the possibility of shared happiness."

Also, what we've seen (Score: A Film Music Documentary) and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."

Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger. - Deckard, Blade Runner 2049