The Real and Unreal in Blade Runner 2049—David Sims believes the film wrestles with ideas of artificial consciousness in exciting new ways while still paying homage to Ridley Scott’s classic.
Frontiers of Sports
Roger Goodell’s Empty Letter to the NFL—Robert O’Connell dissects the commissioner’s note as a plea for unity that masks the issues that led to the anthem protests in the first place.
How Bullpens Took Over Baseball’s Postseason—Alex Putterman notices that teams are calling on relief pitchers earlier and earlier, and that October looks drastically different because of it.
Spielberg Can’t See Beyond the Director’s Greatness—David Sims thinks HBO’s new documentary on the legendary filmmaker does a good job recapping his many successes but largely skirts over some of his most interesting movies.
The Last Jedi: Who Will Turn Dark?—Spencer Kornhaber says the mysterious new Star Wars trailer hints at a new take on the saga’s eternal theme.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Is a Lively, Feminist Biopic—David Sims watches Angela Robinson’s new film, which follows the man who created the beloved comic-book hero and the fascinating partners he shared his life with.