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Happy Oscars! It was the best of times, it was the mostly okay of times, it was the 90th Academy Awards ceremony and they made sure we remembered that the Oscars are about movies. Literally there was a movie montage celebrating movies brought to you by…

One of the greatest cinematographers in the history of cinema finally has an Academy Award.  Roger Deakins took the Best Cineatography trophy Sunday night for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” and what was his 14th Os…

THR finishes up their annual pre-Oscars roundtables with a fascinating discussion with this year’s leading cinematographer’s including Oscar nominees Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”), Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”), Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”)…

Roger Deakins. A legendary cinematographer who has absurdly never won an Oscar, despite being nominated 14 times. His latest nod is for “Blade Runner 2049,” the painterly sci-fi sequel from director Denis Villeneuve, their third collaborati…

There’s almost always one. An Oscar upset that was always possible but likely not probable.  Frankly, it’s often the most exciting part of watching the telecast. Last year the Academy shocked the world by selecting “Moonlight” as Best Picture ove…

So, thought you could take a break from awards for just one day? Guess again. Last night, the Golden Globes handed out the hardware, and “Lady Bird” took home two big prizes — Best Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Pictu…

It may surprise you to know that not all end-of-year lists are created equal: While we shove “Worst Films” around our plate like a kid forced to eat brussels sprouts, there are are others we jump at, and all points in between. Today it is o…

This week, most of the talk surrounding “Blade Runner 2049” has been about its disappointing box office returns, raising questions about its marketing strategy, and the impact it might’ve had on the final numbers. Lost in the discussi…

Aside from two quotes that will be mostly meaningless in this context, this is a spoiler-free review that keeps the many secrets of “Blade Runner 2049” hidden. “I’ve seen things you couldn’t believe… miracles,” a character laments in Denis Villeneuve’s uneven, but still extraordinary and evocative “Blade Runner 2049,” the belated sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi masterpiece “Blade Runner.” Echoing replicant Roy Batty’s (Rutger Hauer) similar sentiments of what humans can only dream of, but never fully experience, the expression of these words possesses both maddening frustration and unspeakable sadness. Continue reading ‘Blade Runner 2049’: An Enthralling, Thrilling Mystery & Philosophical Provocation [Review] at The Playlist.