Arrival, 2016 - ★★★★½
I’ve realised that I definitely prefer my sci-fi films to leave a good portion of the explanation to my imagination. Arrival delivered on that, and I loved it. The visuals, the look of the aliens and their method of communication, the non-linear aspect of the plot and the music were all perfectly suited to the story. I liked the message too, though at the moment I have less confidence that we - as a species - would be able to pull together internationally to collaborate in the way that is shown here. I hope I’m wrong.
All the leads were great in this, but Amy Adams particularly gave a very strong performance. This is one of those films that I’m tempted to watch again, just to pick up the subtleties.
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