Blade Runner (1982)
As Denis Villeneuve's sequel arrives, the moment is right to revisit Ridley Scott's pioneering and much-debated sci-fi noir masterpiece. The movie showed a future that wasn't all slick starships and sterilized environments, but a decaying, imploding representation of the limits of a consumer-driven culture, where freedom itself is a commodity.
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Directed by John Carpenter
Featuring some of cinema's wildest practical effects, John Carpenter's The Thing tells the gory story of researchers stationed in Antarctica who are terrorized by an alien that infects and then mimics its hosts, ultimately exploding into a gory mess while leaping to its next carrier.