Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” (2017)

THE PROLIFIC SCIENCE-fiction novelist Philip K. Dick, on whose short story the original Blade Runner was based, phrased the question of what it means to be human by asking, “Do androids dream of electric sheep?” In Dick’s novel, Rick Deckard hates his pet, an electric sheep, precisely because he knows that it, like the androids […]

‘Arrival’

ONE OF THE most tedious things you can be told upon leaving a film screening is that ‘the book is better’, and it’s always excruciatingly clear that whichever smug bastard says this does so only to convey that they’ve read the book and are therefore a literary, intellectual type of person. That said, when it comes […]