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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    A Ghost Story marks writer/director David Lowery’s return to Sundance after helming Disney’s Pete’s Dragon this past year. This film is about a couple that lives happily together until the husband dies in a car accident. At that point, the story turns into a science fiction movie, as the ghost of the husband becomes the main character of the film. What this film brings to the paranormal genre is the question: in a relationship in which one partner dies, which…

  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    Thoroughbred is written and directed by newcomer Cory Finley, who adapted the screenplay from a play that he wrote with the same story. The story and tone feel very much like a stage play as it’s contained and entirely character and performance driven, and all of it works thanks to Finley, as well as actresses Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke. A producer of the film mentioned in the Q&A afterward how Finley’s play was floating around Hollywood before being picked…