Reeled In: “Arrival”
This week, Noah and Chance saw the artful new alien invasion film “Arrival.” Directed by Denis Villeneuve, it stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner as scientists charged with discovering shell-shaped spacecrafts’ purpose on Earth. That familiar premise led Noah and Chance to argue whether “Arrival” is a relative of movies we’ve seen before or something more meditative with stranger designs. Spoilers are broached in the back half of the show; plus, is this a comforting picture of human potential in the wake of the presidential election?
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.