A scifi tale by virtue of its setting, but an old-school film noir at heart thanks to its story, Mute is a puzzle with eccentric pieces that eventually all fit together - perhaps a bit too neatly, given its fondness for jagged edges. But its love of sleazy neon and some unusual themes do much to make up for its contrivances.
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It's easy to look at Blade Runner 2049's stunning use of shadow and light and declare it a part of the scifi noir genre. But it's really the film's narrative and thematic execution that grounds it in the longstanding noir storytelling tradition.