Blade Runner 2049
First screened in October 2017
Director: Denis Villeneuve. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, Carla Juri, Hiam Abbass, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Edward James Olmos, Sean Young. Screenplay: Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (based on characters created by Philip K. Dick).

Twitter Capsule: Grand-scale world-building; admires its own majesty more than Scott's did. Top-notch look, sound. Baggy editing.

VOR:   I had some qualms, especially with direction and story, but this is still go-for-broke studio filmmaking, especially with so much riding commercially.

Photo © 2017 Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment/
Columbia Pictures/Scott Free Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Alessandra Querzola
Best Sound Mixing: Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, and Mac Ruth
Best Sound Editing: Mark A. Mangini and Theo Green
Best Visual Effects: John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover

Other Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Production Design
National Society of Film Critics: Best Cinematography
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction/Production Design
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Cinematography; Best Visual Effects

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