Tom Morton’s review published on Letterboxd:
Blade Runner is one of my favourite films, but unlike a lot of my all-time favourites, I haven't yet seen it enough times to know it off by heart. I think the Final Cut blu-ray was one of the first I bought, but I've been saving it for a special occasion, and figured my birthday yesterday was the perfect excuse to revisit it, especially in the middle of a month of science fiction.
Since my last viewing I've read Philip K. Dick's novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and also watched a ton of film noir, and this viewing was greatly enhanced by that extra background knowledge. Harrison Ford really does nail that noir detective vibe, transported into one of the most beautifully realised futuristic worlds ever put onto film.
This was also my girlfriend's first viewing of the film, and she loved it too - about an hour later, she said she was already looking forward to seeing it again - so it was an excellent choice for a lazy birthday afternoon, although we did have to hang blankets over the window to make the room dark enough to do it justice!