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A Low-Key Invasion: ‘Arrival’ Is a Thoughtful, Brilliantly Made Alien Movie

About two decades ago, Contact ticked me off when Jodie Foster supposedly traveled to some distant place in the universe—merely to have a chat with her dead dad. It was a trite storytelling letdown. Director Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival also approaches the subjects of aliens, parentage and everlasting love, but it’s a much, much better movie. […]