As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!
NON-SPOILER ALERT! I repeat, I will NOT be spoiling any of Arrival’s plot (expertly adapted from Ted Chiang’s short story by Eric Heisserer). I found that knowing as little as possible enhanced my viewing experience tremendously.