Between this and BRIGSBY BEAR, 2017 has been a great year for heart-warming, off the wall movies about friendship and the joy of unfiltered creativity. Both Francos are aces, and James disappears into Tommy Wiseau. What a story, Mark.
Full review here: consequenceofsound.net/2017/09/film-review-blade-runner-2049/
"In the final estimation, Blade Runner 2049’s legacy will be estimated by both its ability to capture the spirit of the original and tell an enticing story in its own right. By virtually every measure, it succeeds — whether it’s in Villeneuve’s careful, calculating directorial eye, Deakins’ sharp, distinct cinematography, or the film’s eye-popping visual design.
It may seem premature to ascribe the word ‘masterpiece’ to the legacyquel of a heady sci-fi head-scratcher from the ‘80s, but its audacity and formal perfection – not to mention its thematic weight – leave no other alternative."