Blade Runner
1982
****½
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy

Ridley Scott’s highly influential science fiction drama is captivating and visually spectacular. It’s set in Los Angeles in 2019 where detective Rick Deckard pursues a group of runaway androids knows as replicants. The film is smart and stylish, but a bit cold. Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. There are several different cuts in circulation, with and without narration. Followed by Blade Runner 2049 35 years later.