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David Lowery United States, 2017

Duncan Gray's rating of the film A Ghost Story

Movies may be the closest thing to ghosts that exist, and some of the most ghostly FX predate not only digital cinema, but talkies. So credit David Lowery for an analog spirit. Its philosophical insight is on par with the post-grad cosmic rap a character gives at a shindig—i.e., it's dinner party conversation. But the emotions work, with passages of slip-sliding time that mean as much for the living as the dead.