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  • Blade Runner 2049 is a slow-burn visual feast

    Respectable Replicant
      Much is borrowed and polished in Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic Blade Runner, right down to its bones. The screenwriting duo of Michael Green (Logan) and Hampton Fancher (whose writing CV is pretty much the '82 Blade) do a respectable job of dovetailing events some 30 years out into the future (the original took place in 2019), even if it strains reason at turns.
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  • Matt Spicer's dark comedy explores our obsession with social media

    Stalkers and Influencers
      What happens if your online stalker happens to be just a sweet, lovable mess? Hard to imagine, but that's the oblique question at the heart of Ingrid Goes West, where Aubrey Plaza plays the titular Ingrid, a sympathetic introvert with a need for attention from those at the top of the virtual trending list and an impulsive streak that often ends up going off the skids no matter the depth of her good intentions.
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