An affecting meditation on time and human connection disguised as a sci-fi blockbuster, Arrival ranks among Villeneuve’s most moving and profound works to date. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as a linguist and a physicist, respectively, who are recruited by the U.S. Army to help with an unprecedented task: deciphering communications from extraterrestrial beings who have arrived on Earth in enormous, monolith-like spacecrafts.