“A very divided reaction among the dozen or so people I’ve spoken to that have seen Blade Runner 2049. Some are saying it’s a flat-out masterpiece whereas others think it’s a beautiful but emotionally empty exercise in style. To me it felt like beautiful nothingness. I wasn’t riveted by the narrative or the performances as much as stunned by the visuals. I need a re-watch to sort it all through. I can definitely call it one of the most visually beautiful films I’ve seen this decade.” — from a critic friend who wrote this afternoon.