Blade Runner 2049 ★★★★★

less a sequel to blade runner and more a fucked up intensely atmospheric remake of lars and the real girl with robots and the debate over what it means to be human, and exactly as great as that sounds. won't say anything about the narrative or the character work and how it deepens and reveals itself throughout the epic runtime but for now all you need to hear is that the physicality and raw emotion that gosling brings here is unparalleled, he's never been this intense or this weakened before, it's a performance that can define an actor for their entire career and it's not even his finest work, it's simply breathtaking how great he is here. for all the luscious cinematography and the stellar direction and thematic work, this succeeds because of the understanding that humanity and by extension the art we create is driven by emotion and love, whether we're flesh and blood or synthetic. go see this five times.

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