HERE'S ANOTHER REASON why you’ve got to see Blade Runner 2049, a complex blend of rogue artificial intelligence, evil corporations, totalitarian government, spiralling inequality, ecological tumult, and pathogenic gang violence complete with loot-grabbing harpoon guns. “With science fiction,” explains Ryan Gosling, Agent K in the sequel to Ridley Scott’s eighties classic, “you can experience the worst case without having to live through it.” Endure just three hours of our dystopian future, then life’s a beach? That sounds like a deal. So we’re off this week to see it, the whole of the Radio 4 ...


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