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A Ghost Story

Ambiguous, opaque, and highly original, A Ghost Story is an otherworldly brew that’s both wrenching and dryly funny; a gorgeously-shot-and-scored meditation on time, loss, grief, and mortality; and a potent reminder that great cinema requires nothing more than courage, vision, and execution. If you are patient and can get on its wavelength (and perhaps only some will), it’s absolutely devastating.

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Kubo and the Two Strings

Artistically dazzling, visually ambitious, and deceptively layered, Kubo and the Two Strings is an imaginative, origami-inspired animated adventure; a dreamlike, mythical tale steeped in history and the horrors of growing up; and a captivating exploration of destiny, death, family, and following your own path. Original and evocative, it’s a lovingly sculpted, fully realized work destined to be enjoyed and cherished by audiences of all ages.

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Carol

Audacious in concept, awash in nuance, and astonishing in execution, Carol is an indelible portrait of a society suppressed; a calm, luscious creation of breathtaking art and velvety beauty; and an ardent, extraordinarily important drama of sleek precision and pure ardour. Not only one of the best films of the year, it’s a love story for the ages.

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The Social Network

Cocksure, impatient, instinctively perceptive, and blisteringly entertaining, The Social Network is a quintessential American story of capitalism and greed, fueled by envy and lost innocence, packed with irascible incident and hard-hitting performances.

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Her

Doleful, fervent, mirthful, heady, and seriously smart, Her is a penetrating, perceptive look at modern relationships; a legitimately grown-up, existential meditation on what it means to be human; and a wistful, whimsical musing about where we are and where we might be going. It is part dark satire, part metaphysical comedy, part bittersweet romance, part brain-bending sci-fi, and wholly the handcrafted product of a visionary.

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