blade runner 2049 (2017)

Cold and distant is the future we imagine, here in the early 21st century. Villeneuve brings the vast expanse of nothingness to life in Blade Runner 2049. In many ways he, Deakins and Gosling find poetry to the inhuman emptiness of it all, a world of replicas and facsimiles where nothing is the genuine article anymore. Richly textured environments and intricate design make up the appeal of the film throughout; an endless digital dreamscape that envelopes its viewer in a murky haze and, rather than leave us in the beautiful fog, tries to bring us a narrative satisfaction we never needed. Villeneuve, who excels at this cold grandeur and beauty,