{5/5} “If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?”

Arrival, released in 2016

Twelve alien spacecraft arrive on Earth. Louise Banks, a linguist, is asked by the US army to join the team that’s trying to communicate with the aliens in the craft that’s in Montana. The army wants to know what the aliens are doing here, but Louise knows that there’s a lot of ground to cover before they can get to that question.

This is the story of a first contact, and it is also the story of a woman’s relationship with her daughter.

It is absolutely astonishing — you should drop everything and see it right now. It’s completely engrossing from start to finish, and if there are any flaws they must be inconsequential.

Based on a story by Ted Chiang. Stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario). The eerie music is by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

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