Arrival (2016)

“talking in circles”

Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg

Many words can describe the execution of Arrival, though few match as well as “tight”. Everything flows together so seamlessly that it’s only upon reflection that you realise you’ve been dazzled. From Adams’ reserved performance to the flowing melancholic music, each element deftly aids the story which is one of the best-paced evolutions of stakes you can find. A premise rife with intrigue and contemplation builds into a story of mystery, romance, action, tragedy, and out-right thrills. It’s a wonderful puzzle made of vastly interesting individual pieces, and literally had me on the edge of my seat.

Ian Donnelly: Language is the foundation of civilization. It is the glue that holds a people together. It is the first weapon drawn in a conflict.

Further Reading:
Jay Caruso’s ‘Arrival’ Challenges Audiences To Face A Daunting Question posted November 19th, available from The Federalist here

Gus Lubin’s ‘Arrival’ nails how humans might actually talk to aliens, a linguist says posted November 21st, available from Business Insider here

What do you think of Arrival? Leave a comment below!

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