Movies for the Rest of Us with Bill Newcott: Blade Runner, Breathe, and Bad Beatles

Award-winning film critic and writer Bill Newcott has been covering Hollywood for more than 40 years. He is the creator of AARP’s Movies For Grownups franchise and the movie critic for The Saturday Evening Post.

Join our movie review video podcast, Movies for the Rest of Us with Bill Newcott. This week, Bill reviews Blade Runner 2049; Robert Redford’s narration of the gorgeous nature film, Earth: One Amazing Day; Breathe starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy; Loving Vincent, which animates Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings to stunning effect; a documentary on Ernie Kovacs and his prime time game show, Take a Good Look; and the Blu-ray release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.



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Movies: What to Watch This Fall

Noted film critic Bill Newcott reviews movies that appeal to more than just 14-year-olds.

Queen Victoria and Abdul
Victoria and Abdul. Focus Features

Victoria and Abdul (Sept. 22)

Judi Dench is Queen Victoria; Bollywood superstar Ali Fazal is the young clerk from India who, against all odds, becomes the old queen’s closest friend and confidant. As you’d expect in this true story, the denizens of the Court of St. James are not amused.


Jake Gyllenhaal
Stronger. Lionsgate

Stronger (Sept. 22)

It was one of the most harrowing images of the Boston Marathon bombing: Jeff Bauman being rushed from the scene in a wheelchair, both of his legs missing. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Bauman, whose life took several unexpected turns after that fateful day.


Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling
Blade Runner 2049. Scope Features

Blade Runner 2049 (Oct. 6)

Thirty years after the original, Harrison Ford is back as Rick Deckard, only this time instead of hunting down renegade robots in a dystopian Los Angeles, he’s the one being sought by a young cop (Ryan Gosling) who needs Rick’s help to save what’s left of society.

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This article is featured in the September/October 2017 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.