Litflick: Blade Runner or Is Deckard a replicant?

Why you should definitely watch it Blade Runner is the ultimate futuristic film noir: its dark, it’s rainy, and it’s full of colorful neon signs. The movie is based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and spawned a whole genre of science fiction which is today called “cyberpunk”. It paved the way for movies like the Matrix or 12 Monkeys, which are portraying a dystopian future. The opening weekend showed that the worst fears of its makers had come true: the movie was way ahead of its time, people didn’t get it and critics didn’t like the story. It was simply too dark and too philosophical on so many levels. Today, the ambiguousness of the movie is one of its many beauties. It leads…

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Litflick: Cloud Atlas

Why you should watch it Cloud Atlas is a compilation of great stories which are beautifully interwoven. You will have to watch it several times before you get all the cues on how each story is connected to the other. This movie is about the good within humanity, about overcoming human deficits like cowardice (Old Georgie), blind compliance with the status quo (lawyer), disbelief in oneself (composer), betrayal (publisher), inaction in the face of injustice (Sonmi-451) and the strengthening of human virtues like the search for truth (reporter Luisa Rey) and, of course, love – even under the most difficult circumstances; between two young gay men in the 1930s, between investigative reporter and employee of an unethical corporation, between clones and…

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