Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
“A Tale of Two Cyborgs, Or Do Androids Dream of Reading Books?” Upon watching Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve, 2017), my son Alex asked why on Earth the replicant cop, K (Ryan Gosling) would be reading Vladimir Nabokov’s experimental novel, Pale Fire (1962). The scene occurs early in the film. After K has retired (in ...

Wonderstruck (2017)

Wonderstruck (2017)
The Sounds of Silence: Todd Haynes’ Film Adaptation of Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck Director Todd Haynes’ new film, Wonderstruck (2017), is a revelation. Haynes’ loving reconstructions of popular American film culture have earned him a reputation as an exquisite art filmmaker. For media scholars, his most compelling work has been 2002’s Far From Heaven, a film ...