Episode 568: Individual Achievements 2017

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  1. FictionIsntReal says:

    Neander Wallace from Bladerunner 2049 isn’t a replicant. He’s a human who creates replicants and happens to be unable to see without technological assistance. I believe there was a plan at some point in the original Blade Runner to reveal that Tyrell had died and been replaced by a replicant to avoid spooking the shareholders.

    When you talked about a potentially worse version of The Beguiled, are you specifically referring to the Don Siegel original? I actually thought it was somewhat implausible how much that charater felt out of place and willing to do anything for McBurney (after he’d already shown his true colors). I read that the character in the novel is supposed to be of mixed race, which would have explained some of it.

    Steve Sailer used to review movies for UPI, now he’s at Taki’s and for some time has been effectively beyond the pale for mainstream or “conservatism inc” publications (though Steve Pinker did once include a piece of his in an anthology & Andrew Gelman sometimes cites one of his articles for The American Conservative). He’s also relatively pro-Trump, or at least anti-anti-Trump, and tends to disdain ideological principles for what he perceives as pragmatic moderation (though most other political writers would probably just call it unprincipled bigotry).

  2. Ryan says:

    I think you might be a bit naive in your Los Angeles bubble (I’m not criticizing, I live in the same bubble). There’s another reason entirely why Came Me By Your Name underperformed, and it has nothing to do with release dates. I don’t think there’s ever going to be a time when mainstream America flocks to see a gay male romance.

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