BLADE RUNNER 2049 (15)
This 35 years in the making sequel was that rarest of beasts; a follow-up that surpassed the original. One of the biggest cinematic tragedies of the year is the poor box office takings for this weighty, brain-testing sci-fi. Denis Villeneuve delivers in spades behind the camera and Ryan Gosling shines in a demanding role.
Harrison Ford adds old-school charisma and Sylvia Hoeks’ relentless enforcer makes for a chilling villainess. The score is haunting and hypnotic and vast landscapes lend the film a grandiose scale.