Friday April 3, 2020

FIlm: Finding the meaning of life in strange encounters

Arrival does not collapse because of the care with which Villeneuve keeps the story pulsing

13th November, 2016
5
Amy Adams in Arrival

Arrival: Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Nationwide, 12A, Rating:*****

Moscow Never Sleeps: Directed by Johnny O’Reilly, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: **

Since his pleated mystery Incendies was released internationally in 2010, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has hit a rich run of form, delivering superbly-crafted, intelligent films in a variety of troubling flavours: kidnap drama Prisoners, drug thriller Sicario and psychological puzzle-box Enemy.

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