Blade Runner 2049

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In the better-than-Dune sweepstakes is Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, now on Netflix for your watch-it-in-three-sittings pleasure. 

The long-gestating masterpiece sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner (yes, they’re both masterpieces) achieved many things upon its release in 2017

 being a brilliant progression from the original, gifting us another primo Existential Gosling performance,

finally winning an Oscar for cinematographer Roger Deakins, giving Ana de Armas her mainstream

breakthrough, blowing us away with its technical/visual wizardry, inspiring Harrison Ford’s best gravelguts

performance in years and just generally being a new sci-fi classic. More mind-boggling than its what-it-means-to-be-human themes, however, were its box office returns,

which disappointed bean counters, and means you maybe didn’t bother to see it. If so, now’s your opportunity to correct that mistake.