A movie doesn’t have to spell everything out for me if I get a sense that the filmmaker is offering me something to ponder and not simply teasing. I don’t pretend to understand everything about Arrival, but instead of being put off I find myself intrigued, even wanting to watch it again. I don’t often have that reaction, but I was immediately drawn into this provocative science-fiction story. Amy Adams is a perfect choice to play the woman who, in the wake of a personal tragedy, is recruited to help the U.S. government communicate with aliens. She strikes just the right note as our guide on a challenging and often cerebral journey of discovery. Cast as a world-class linguist, she and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy … Continue reading ARRIVAL: A PUZZLE WORTH SOLVING