WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
The Hungarian word that Halpern refers to is "szalámitaktika". (In English, this translates to "salami tactics".) The word refers to divide the opposition, to only have to face smaller, weaker enemies. See more »
A map on a TV screen shows one of the locations of the alien spacecraft landings as DEVON, UK. The spot marking the landing site is actually positioned over Wales on the screen. Devon is actually much further south. See more »
Dr. Louise Banks:
If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
Maybe I would say what I felt more often. I don't know.
[Looks up at the sky]
You know I've had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as I can remember. You know what surprised me the most? It wasn't meeting them. It was meeting you.
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Right after the cast credits, "On the Nature of Daylight" by Max Richter is given an extra credit as the "Beginning and end music" in addition to the usual soundtrack credit near the end of the credit roll. See more »
The common type dates back to Buck Rogers and has more modern iterations in Star Trek and Star Wars. Action and mayhem.
The other type, the "smart" or intellectual type, is harder to classify. It has been around forever but appears and disappears randomly. Consider the DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951/2008) or CUBE (1997) or the more recent MARTIAN (2015).
Or simply give it up and consider ARRIVAL the best example of the "Smart" genre ever done.
And if Ms. Adams does not get an Oscar nod for picking this film up and carrying it to the finish line (oh those eyes!) this reviewer will eat his review.
A must see.
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