For the fourth entry in our race to Sunday's big moment, we turn to another surprise this year had in store, Denis Villeneuve's cerebral sci-fi debut, Arrival, in which we follow language professor Louise Banks, who struggles with the loss of her child and the ensuing collapse of her marriage, and, as the title suggests, the sudden arrival of a mysterious alien presence.

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up this Sunday, we have been glued to the screen in an effort to watch as many nominated films as we can before the verdict falls. Keeping our focus on the Best Picture nominees, we commence our five-day Oscar bonanza with the film that has everything to gain or lose this Sunday: La La Land.