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Blade Runner: Visions of 2019

The 2019 of Blade Runner (1982) is one of flying cars, darkness, and perpetual rain. In it, Los Angeles has been purged of green spaces and colonised by a maze of anonymous high rises covered with garish neon advertisements. The mix of light and fire make the sky difficult to separate from the land. It […]

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Outliving the four year lifespan: the lasting appeal of Blade Runner

How do you tell apart a person from an android? In the world of Blade Runner, this is the question put to special detectives (‘blade runners’) whose profession is to hunt down and kill ‘replicants’ (the name for the organically-composed androids in the film). There are two key ways of identifying a replicant. The first […]

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Blade Runner 2049: A Round-Up

With the much-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 now in cinemas, we asked our writers whether it lives up to the hype.  Mert Kece – 5 Stars: Blade Runner 2049 is a masterwork of modern cinema. Every aspect of the movie is so meticulously crafted that by the time the credits roll after 240 minutes, the viewer is left […]