Denis Villeneuve's 'Arrival': When Aliens and Linguists Meet

Offering a different take on the aliens-invade-Earth theme in sci-fi movies, this film considers the power of language to transform reality and suggests that we reconsider our conception of time.

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Twelve spacecraft land randomly in 12 different countries, including Russia, China, Pakistan and the United States. These are not broad-winged metallic vessels of the type we’ve become used to in science...