Thursday, October 12, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049, the sequel 30 years in the making, is a visual marvel. The plot, which has been surrounded by secrecy, involves a young blade runner’s (Gosling) investigation into a burried secret that threatens world order.

 Blade Runner 2049 works more as a detective mystery than you might expect from a “blockbuster” of this kind. At 2 hours and 45 mins, the pace is deliberate and allows the story to unfold peice by piece. It’s very story heavy but filled with precise detail. This is matched by the stunning visuals and incredible world building. Deakins is at the top of his game. Frankly, it’s one of the most beautful films in years.

 Like the original, there’s far more than meets the eye. In a world filled with “artificial” replicants and holograms –the film tackles important questions. What does it mean to be human? Villeneuve explores the complexity of human identity and emotion. This adds incredible depth to an already detailed story.

“K” struggles with his identity desires as he slowly comes to grip with who he is and who he isn’t. Gosling handles this heartbreaking (and dangerous) journey to perfection.

Our life isn’t necessarily defined by the way we are born, but by the actions we take.

On the surface, it may seem like Hollywood trying to reboot a franchise 30 years later. But the film follows the path that the original film created. In this aspect, it’s one of the better sequels you’ll ever see. Delivering on all fronts, Blade Runner 2049 is a marvel.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Top 10 Films of 2016

1. La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
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2. Jackie (Pablo Larraín)
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3. Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)
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4. Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson)
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5. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
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6. Moonight (Barry Jenkins)
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7. War Dogs (Todd Phillips)
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8.  Don't Breathe (Fede Alvarez)
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9. 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)
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10. Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig)
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Top 10 Films of 2015

1. The Revenant (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
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2. Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen)
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3. The Martian (Ridley Scott)
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4. Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
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5. The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)
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6. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)
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7. It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
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8. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
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9. Creed (Ryan Coogler)
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10. Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Oscar Predictions: Best Director

1. George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
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2. Ridley Scott - The Martian
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3. Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
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4. Alejandro G. Inarritu - The Revenant
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5. Todd Haynes - Carol
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Other Contenders
6. Steven Spielberg - Bride of Spies
7. J.J. Abrams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
8. Lenny Abrahamson - Room
9. Adam McKay - The Big Short
10. Cary Fukanaga - Beasts of No Nation

Friday, January 1, 2016

Oscar Contenders: Best Actor

1. Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
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2. Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

3. Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
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4. Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
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5. Matt Damon - The Martian
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Other Contenders
6. Johnny Depp - Black Mass
7. Will Smith - Concussion
8. Ian McKellan - Mr. Holmes
9. Tom Hanks - Bride of Spies
10. Michael Caine - Youth

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

1. Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
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2. Brie Larson - Room
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3. Cate Blanchett - Carol
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4. Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
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5. Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years
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Other Contenders
6. Lily Tomlin - Grandma
7. Sarah Silverman - I Smile Back
8. Charlize Theron - Mad Max: Fury Road
9. Carey Mulligan - Suffragette
10. Emily Blunt - Sicario

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

1. Sylvester Stallone - Creed
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2. Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
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3. Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation
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4. Michael Keaton - Spotlight

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5. Tom Hardy - The Revenant
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Other Contenders
6. Michael Shannon - 99 Holmes
7. Christian Bale - The Big Short
8. Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
9. Paul Dano - Love and Mercy
10. Jacob Tremblay - Room