Denis Villeneuve has achieved the impossible. Blade Runner 2049 is not only a worth film to the Blade Runner name, but it completes that seldom seen by being better than the original. He completes this with the help of Roger Deakins with the best cinematography I’ve ever seen in a film. Gorgeous visuals flood this film where numerous shots are jaw-dropping. Deakins deserves the Oscar this year and it would be a travesty if he didn’t win it.
Through the end of 2016 is the best time to be a movie fan. Oscar contenders arise, the holiday cheer spreads, and from now on we will get a new Star Wars every winter before the end of the year. This doesn’t detract from the fact that 2017 has potential to be a superb year for film. While I have enjoyed 2016, there have been very few excellent films and more disappointments. This gives for an opportune time to look at the most promising aspects of 2017 in film.