A general thought: I can’t bring myself to watch Prestige TV, with its season arcs and glacial pace. I’d rather have these standalone stories, a 30~60-minute window of opportunity and experimentation, exhuming vision and auteurism. Between Alan Clarke’s work and the Dekalog, this is by far my favourite form of TV.
About perpetually making the worst possible choice, tangling others into a web of mistakes, and yet only seeing one’s own ill-advised outcome as the ultimate goal, showing no remorse for the fate of those who tag along.
Good Time has the exact same qualities and pitfalls as the Safdie’s feature-length debut. Its meandering structure has something very appealing, forming the kind of short distance road movie that they do really well. Safdie’s put their character in a situation and figure…
The 1982 Blade Runner is a hollow film. But this is not a criticism of the film. To me, it's kind of the point. In the search for humanity, in the face of a corporate dystopia, we might find none of it. Or a mere glimpse. And all this hollowness is beautifully rendered through Scott's sense of aesthetic and the very straight-forward detective story.
Blade Runner 2049 is no different. Technology-wise a lot might've changed, but its roots as an…