‘Blade Runner 2049’ Receives (Unfair, In My Opinion) Criticism on Female Characters

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Receives (Unfair, In My Opinion) Criticism on Female Characters

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Director Denis Villeneuve has come under criticism for the representation of female characters in Blade Runner 2049, specifically, the importance placed on female reproduction, the patriarchal dystopia depicted in the film, how the most prominent female characters were highly sexualized and how they died before the movie ended.   Villeneuve has addressed criticism of the film, telling Vanity Fair, “I am very sensitive to how I portray women in movies. This is my tenth feature film and six of them have women in the lead role. The first Blade Runner was quite rough on the women; something about the film noir aesthetic. But I tried to …

The Best Books Coming to Screens This October

The Best Books Coming to Screens This October

Fall is here, book lovers. As nice as it was to sit outside in the sun and read our books, we’ll now have to deal with leaves falling on our heads or slipping on leaves or choking on leaves. There’s a general danger surrounding the presence of leaves. The only place to find solace is inside a movie theater. Luckily, October has many film adaptations of books (and movies about writers) in store for us.   October 6   Blade Runner 2049   Image Via Warner Bros.   This one’s a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, which was based …

Get Ready for Ryan Gosling in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Get Ready for Ryan Gosling in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

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It’s been a while since Ryan Gosling has graced our screens. Okay, it hasn’t even been a year but in Gosling-deprivation time that is a while.    Based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner has been beloved by sci-fi fans since its release in 1982. Now it’s about to get a whole new following with its long-awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049.   Dick’s novel is a fairly quick read, but there is a deep mythos behind it. The original Blade Runner didn’t touch much on the off-world colonies or widespread destruction in Dick’s book but based on what we’ve …