Arrival proves that first contact movies can still blow your mind

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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