Review: Blade Runner 2049

Do fans dream of perfect sequels?

by Benjamín Harguindey

Based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) reshaped the way movies think of the future with its iconic blend of noir pulp and dusty science fiction. Thirty-five years later we’re finally getting a sequel in the form of Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and produced by Scott. How goes?

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Top 5 New Directors

Maybe not *that* new, but new enough.

by Benjamín Harguindey

They have as little as a single movie or as much as Quentin Tarantino, but never mind their current output – they’ve recently garnered critical acclaim and worldwide attention, having taken some very interesting steps in the right direction and not once lost their footing. It’s very easy to recommend bona fide mainstays like Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen or the Coen brothers. How about some fresh blood?

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Review: Arrival (2016)

Good kind of sci-fi & good kind of thriller make good kind of film

by Benjamín Harguindey

Denis Villeneuve has been making movies since 1988, as well as doing frequent rounds at the Cannes and Berlin film festivals, but it wasn’t until his 2010 mystery-drama Incendies that the French Canadian director caught worldwide interest and was officially incepted into the mainstream industry.

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