Arrival ★★★★

Pretty flippin' great. Slow, but almost perfectly paced. The pacing gave appropriate breathing room for the impactful moments, which are exceptionally well done. The slight twist and requisite tension at the end are a hit-and-miss combo for me. The twist creates more questions than answers, which isn't necessarily bad, but could've been clearer. And the tension resolution is brushed over pretty quickly - which is fine I suppose because the film isn't really about that. That said, the execution of the final scenes is really effective.