“Arrival” is one of my top 10 movies of 2016.  No, I haven’t made a list, but if I had made, “Arrival” would be on it.

It is one of those rare movies that, as soon as I finished watching it, I wanted to sit down and watch it again.  Some of that is the movie’s twist and some of that is… well, who knows.  In this week’s podcast we try to, quite imperfectly, get at that question of why some movies work and others don’t.  Plus, we don’t avoid politics entirely.

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