I think this is a perfectly fine film. It really is your typical Oscar movie, you know: true story, scandals, classic actors etc. Streep does shine here, she is the best part of the film, but I don't think she should have got the nomination still, it just seems like she has a spot booked in every year now for whatever role it is, here she does good, well done Meryl.…
One of the most visually mesmerising movies I've ever seen. A multi layered story that will have you paying extra attention (And maybe even a re watch or two) with a great view on humanity, civilisation, adaptation, family and love. Christopher Nolan still showing the world how to make movies, and how to make them right.
An incredibly smart and well thought out movie, Arrival puts a lot of movies to shame in just how lazy most of them are. You can tell that every scene has meaning and every question has the appropriate answer, and it's told with a very well structured pacing.
Amy Adams is a lot better here than in Nocturnal Animals in my opinion, while Jeremy Renner holds his own yet again. Forest Whitaker is also back pretty much being Forest Whitaker. This is a film that will have you thinking and analyzing long after the credits role. Highly recommend.