Enlarge / Louise (Amy Adams) gives the first alien high-five in human history. Arrival is the riveting, slow-burn story of an alien encounter that’s satisfyingly complex. Instead of showing how we blow up the buggers, this movie poses a difficult question: how would we communicate with seemingly peaceful aliens whose language is as impenetrable as whalesong? The welcome surprise is that Arrival explores the answers without shying away from the reality of how linguistics work, as well as the g
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H and his friend D tested for the 8th Kyu in Aikido this evening. It’s hard to focus and be serious when you’re his age and you have friends and a padded room… But they focuses and passed, and we’re proud of them.
Let’ see how this video looks… It’s about 20 MB, down from 500MB in the original. Email me if you want the original.
A four hour documentary about trappers in Krasnoyarsk krai, trimmed to 90 minutes, and with an English vice over by Werner Herzog.
Wow. And it’s on Netflix.