Do humans dream of organic sheep? Don’t they just count them?
by Thom Yee
So let’s get one thing straight: The original Blade Runner is a quality movie.
It’s an interesting movie, a distinct movie, and, more than either of those things, a revered movie. There are some circles for which a Blade Runner sequel is like a dream even, the fruition of decades of speculation and the ultimate expression of the growth of the movie from a once misunderstood quandary to now a cultural icon. It’s a visual spectacle with a haunting score and a chilling vision of where it looked like we were going. In preparation for the release of Blade Runner 2049, I, finally and for the first time, watched the original Blade Runner (and read Grace’s now-classic review of course), only days before I would see its sequel.
I fell asleep twice trying to make it through. Continue reading
by Thom Yee
So we’re at about the halfway mark of the Edmonton International Film Festival. The 31st one in fact. Exciting, isn’t it? Or maybe not, I don’t know, apparently some of you out there don’t obsess over movies the way we do here at GOO Reviews. Apparently some of you out there can’t find time to see more than five movies a year. Apparently some of you don’t measure time based on what kind of Star Wars movie is coming out this year (i.e., this year’s The Last Jedi is a mainline saga film, so 2017 must be an odd-numbered year; last year’s Rogue One was an anthology side story, so 2016 must have been an even-numbered year). Apparently some of you have a firmer grasp on life and reality (and basic maths) than that. Fancy you! Continue reading