There is a melancholy brilliance to, "Blade Runner 2049," that had me thinking and talking for days about it's visual proficiency and rich emotional content pondering the soul of a human and the potential soul of a replicant (robot). In this movie anything is possible. It's also an alarming look into the future where everyone … Continue reading Cogill Reviews: “Blade Runner 2049” Is He Or Isn’t He?
In 1982 I stood in line with more than 700 movie goers for an advance screening of a "secret" film months before it's release. I learned later that Dallas, Texas was the center of the "test market" screening universe because it represented middle America, and was far away from Hollywood. Directors like Steven Spielberg and … Continue reading Cogill’s Thoughts: Anticipating “Blade Runner 2046” & Remembering 1982
Harry Dean Stanton was best man at Jack Nicholson's wedding and that should tell you a lot about the complicated character actor who died earlier this week of natural causes at the age of 91. As a movie going child I remember his face in, "Pork Chop Hill," with Gregory Peck and opposite Eli Wallach … Continue reading Cogill’s Thoughts: Harry Dean Stanton