It’s a question posed by international relations scholars and armchair strategists alike: if aliens were to invade earth, would we finally learn to get along? In Arrival, Denis Villeneuve ventures an answer and proves himself a master innovator of science fiction. Amy Adams is phenomenal as renowned linguist Louise Banks who is brought in to decipher the aliens’ language and find out what they want. Terrified at first by the prospect of entering the mysterious egg shaped vessel, it is wonderful to watch her grow in stature as she begins to believe in her ability to communicate meaningfully with the extra-terrestrials.
Maximilian Von Thun | @M3Yoshioka