Sunday, February 19, 2017
ARRIVAL dir. Denis Villaneuve (2016)
I was cautiously optimistic before, but now I am going be full of unreasonable expectations for BLADE RUNNER 2049 (release date 6 October 2017.) I have complete confidence Villaneuve can capture the tone. I'd struggle to come up with a film that is as of-a-piece with its score like BLADE RUNNER, and he has shown a tremendous ear for music. I need to go back to ENEMY (2013), PRISONERS (2013), but between ARRIVAL (click-thru for Scott's review) and SICARIO (2015) he has proven deftness in turning national and international dread into incredible small-scale morality plays with consequences like the very best science fiction does. It is why TNG will be beloved as long as we persist but the Pine-ification will be soon forgotten. Baseline dark days, mainline bad news... I guess pray for hectapods?
ps Steph knew that there was nowhere in Montana that looks like that--turns out it was filmed in lovely Quebec, where I dream of becoming an evil real estate baron.
Posted by Ben at 2/19/2017 06:30:00 AM