#099: (Pt. 2) Blade Runner 2049 / Blade Runner (1982)

Our consideration of Blade Running through the decades continues with a discussion of Denis Villeneuve’s new BLADE RUNNER 2049, which picks up several of the threads left dangling by Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER and adds a few more of its own in the process. After discussing our mixed reactions to the new film, we dig into the many ways 2049 is informed by its predecessor, and the ways in which it manages to distinguish itself as well. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.

Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about BLADE RUNNER, BLADE RUNNER 2049, or both by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730

Your Next Picture Show: 

• Scott: S. Craig Zahler’s BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99

• Genevieve: Susan Lacy's SPIELBERG

• Tasha: Angela Robinson’s PROFESSOR MARSON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

• Keith: John Carroll Lynch's LUCKY and Kevin Phillips’ SUPER DARK TIMES

Outro Music: Lauren Daigle, "Almost Human"




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