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
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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