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Arrival – American science fiction film
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Eric Heisserer
Based on: “Story of Your Life”; short story by Ted Chiang
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Tzi Ma.

Trust me on two things:
1) Go and see this film
2) Go, knowing as little as possible. Don’t even watch the trailers – you’ll enjoy/appreciate it more. [Comments giving anything away will not get through moderation].

Anyone interested in philosophy, theology, science, etc. will find this film has layers – the the layers having layers.

Rotten Tomatoes gives it 93%: “Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.”

Robbie Collin: Arrival is an “introspective, philosophical and existentially inclined – yet unfolds in an unwavering tenor of chest-tightening excitement.”

Sorry. That’s all you are going to get from me.

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2 thoughts on “Arrival”

  1. I agree. This is an excellent film on many different levels. I would offer only one piece of advice. See it on the big screen don’t wait for dvd or streaming services.
    (There you go Bosco, just encouragement to see the film… nothing given away!)

  2. Thanks for this Bosco – its just my kind of thing yet I had no idea it existed. Lacking any semblance of self control I sneaked a look at the trailer and one scene briefly reminded me of a sci fi book called “Fade Out” I had many years ago.

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