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  • Blade Runner

    Ridley Scott's loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; the studio mucked about with this original version released in 1982, adding a noirish voice-over by hero Harrison Ford and actually purchasing outtakes from The Shining to illustrate the peculiar tacked-on finale. more...
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  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Blade Runner 2049 (R)

    Warner Bros. made critics sign a nondisclosure agreement prohibiting them from revealing much of anything about the story of this long-awaited Blade Runner sequel; somehow I managed to escape the press preview without signing, but I can't be bothered with the story anyway because it's the same man-versus-machine wankery as in the original. more...
  • Blade Runner 2049 3D
  • Blade Runner 2049 3D (R)

    Warner Bros. made critics sign a nondisclosure agreement prohibiting them from revealing much of anything about the story of this long-awaited Blade Runner sequel; somehow I managed to escape the press preview without signing, but I can't be bothered with the story anyway because it's the same man-versus-machine wankery as in the original. more...
  • Blade Runner 2049: The IMAX 2D Experience
  • Blade Runner 2049: The IMAX 2D Experience (R)

    Warner Bros. made critics sign a nondisclosure agreement prohibiting them from revealing much of anything about the story of this long-awaited Blade Runner sequel; somehow I managed to escape the press preview without signing, but I can't be bothered with the story anyway because it's the same man-versus-machine wankery as in the original. more...
  • Blade Runner: The Director's Cut (R)

    Far and away the best SF movie of the 80s, Ridley Scott's visionary look at Los Angeles in the year 2019—a singular blend of grime and glitter that captures both the horror and the allure of Reagan-era capitalism with the claustrophobic textures of a Sternberg film—was a critical and commercial flop when it first appeared (1982). more...