Jeremy Renner in ARRIVAL

Have you ever wondered what your purpose is on this earth?  What your purpose in life?  For your family and those that you love?

In my opinion,  Amy Adams is one of Hollywood’s most underrated actresses.  She makes every role she does look like a walk in the park, when in fact, what she’s doing is very difficult and hard to master.

In Arrival, Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is a master linguist, who is trying to make sense of her daughter’s death, when she is recruited by the military  to translate the communication of an alien beings that have landed on earth.

Her partner in crime, Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) doubts Bank’s abilities to assist in deciphering  when they discover the language isn’t as foreign as they have anticipated.

Mixed with elements of  sci-fi films we all know and love (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. Contact, Independence Day…) and brilliantly shot by Bradford Young (Star Wars), Arrival take s the  audience on a journey of discovery that leaves  us all asking if we innately know why we are born, what our purpose is in life and in death.

Director Denis Villenueve is a master of suspense within action-adventure films like Sicario and his attention to detail is no less than stellar this time around.  It literally took me the majority of the film to figure out what the hell was happening (which is a good thing)

Arrival is a rollercoaster ride, but will have you walking away having a discussion of life you have never encountered before.  Arrival opened nationwide on November 11th.

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!