Arrival – Dir Denis Villeneuve

This is not your average garden variety alien flick. The film is based on a story that is a much more cerebral, thoughtful idea of how extraterrestrials might come to earth and why.  Denis Villeneuve has done a masterful job in bringing it to the screen. This film might take some more than one viewing to “get”.  I’ll not spoil the experience by describing it to you in detail. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner are well cast and their subtle performances shine in this beautiful film.

This film is deliberately yet artfully constructed.  Jóhann Jóhannsson’s beautiful musical score is its own character.  I love this guy more and more with each score he writes.

I highly recommend you see this film.  I will watch it again before awards season.

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