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Arrival

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Plot: When alien spacecraft arrive above numerous cities around the world, linguist Dr. Louise Banks is called in to try and decipher the alien language and discover their intentions before humanity accidentally starts an intergalactic war.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 94%

Critic Consensus: “Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams”

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Shut In

Starring: Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt, Jacob Tremblay, David Cubitt, Charlie Heaton

Directed by: Farren Blackburn

Plot: A widowed child psychologist lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

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Almost Christmas

Starring: Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover, John Michael Higgins, Romany Malco, Mo’nique, JB Smoove

Directed by: David E. Talbert

Plot: A family comes together for the first Christmas since their family’s matriarch passed away.

RT Freshness: 41%

Critic Consensus: “While far from the worst holiday dramedy audiences could hope for, Almost Christmas isn’t distinctive enough to prompt a visit to the theater — or annual yuletide viewings”

 

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