Leading up to the Oscars, I’ll be revisiting and reviewing all the Best Picture nominees. I’ll assess them on their own before bringing all the nominees together and breaking down which is truly worthy of the golden statue. Today’s review is the drama about humanities first contact with an alien race, Arrival. Directed by Denis Villeneuve…… Continue reading Oscar Review: Arrival
A unique, beautiful and engrossing movie, telling a story rarely seen on film.
While the film hits a few wrong notes, the charm, energy and stylized beauty make for a lovely experience.
The energetic promise of the first half is severely let down by the forced melodrama of the second half.
Devastating, honest and the best movie to come out of last year.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis put on a acting clinic in this faithful-to-a-fault adaptation of August Wilson’s play.
A wonderful and important true story for our time… if only the movie around it was better.