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Arrival is the Best Film I’ve Seen This Year

Director Dennis Villeneuve has crafted a masterpiece, a science fiction film that turns its gaze from the stars and into the corners of the human condition. Arrival deserves to stand alongside the best of the genre, like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, Interstellar, Contact, and Blade Runner. As I’ve written before, science fiction is at its best when it holds a technical, metallic, polished mirror up to the viewer, so she might see herself more starkly and in sharp, painfully-detailed, relief.… Continue Reading ››