53 Min Released Dec 1, 2016

#054: (Pt. 2) Contact / Arrival

Our conversation about movies about talking to aliens moves to the present with Denis Villeneuve’s new ARRIVAL, which hits many of the same narrative points as CONTACT, but points them in a different emotional direction. We talk about our reactions to the newer film, and how its ideas about science, communication, and emotion compare with CONTACT’s. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.

Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about CONTACT, ARRIVAL, or both by sending an email to , or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. 

00:00-01:40 - Intro 
01:41-25:34 - "Arrival" 
25:35-39:41 - Connections 
39:42-50:40 - Your Next Picture Show: 
*Genevieve: Ava DuVernay’s 13TH
*Scott: Paul Verhoeven’s ELLE 
*Keith: Criterion’s LONE WOLF AND CUB box set
*Tasha: TORCHWOOD “Children of Earth” miniseries, Ben Wheatley’s HIGH-RISE
50:41-53:41 - Outro 

The Next Picture Show

The Next Picture Show

A biweekly roundtable by the former editorial team of The Dissolve examining how classic films inspire and inform modern movies.

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