Arrival Review

Arrival is a 2016 science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.  Based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang and picks up when mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. Positives: Fantastic cast Terrific performances Terrific soundtrack Great visuals Great directing Great script Terrific story Negatives: n/a Plot: The plot follows a Linguistics expert Louise Banks, who is called in to…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a 2016 epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards, starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.  It is a stand-alone film in the Star Wars film series and the story follows Jyn Erso, the daughter of the unwilling designer of the Galactic Empire’s superweapon, the Death Star, and her quest to retrieve his plans for destroying it. Positives: Great cast Great performances Great visuals Great soundtrack Great story Great…

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