Blade Runner 2049 – Review

Someone, after seeing the cut of Blade Runner 2049 that was released to theaters called it ‘the most expensive art film in history.’ And that’s pretty accurate. Blade Runner 2049 is beautiful to look at but there’s a languidness, a subtleness about it that doesn’t do the material any favors. Virtually everything about it is […]

Blade Runner 2049 – Trailer 2

The latest trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049–a pretty terrible title, by the way–a few hours ago and so far reminds me less of Ridley Scott’s original and more than Peter Hyams’ 2010 in that it appears to take the most important elements of the original (Harrison Ford, replicants, a neon-bright skyscraper, a whiff […]

Blade Runner 2049 – Teaser Trailer

A teaser trailer was released for Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 original.   Looking at the trailer, it–at least on the surface–seems to hold a lot in common with the original. Which is problematic in some ways because the first movie was very much lots of style with relatively little […]

Arrival – Trailer into Reaction

Here’s my reaction trailer to Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. It looks pretty interesting, and I like the seemingly more cerebral approach to the material. In other words, it reminds me of Independence Day, but a little more thoughtful and nuanced. And I’ll try harder not to call it The Arrival, which was a Charlie Sheen movie from […]

‘Enemy’ and ‘The Double’ Trailers

I don’t usually reserve one parking space for two vehicles in this ‘Trailer Park,’ though when two movies, on a superficial level, cover similar ground, Why not? Is there something going on, or is it just coincidence that two movies are coming out that involve people who happen to have doubles. First is Denis Villeneuve‘s […]