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David Lowery on ‘A Ghost Story’, life after death and loving ‘Under the Skin’

David Lowery’s A Ghost Story is quite unlike most spectre-based tales you’ll have seen onscreen. For one thing, while there’s definitely haunting going on, it’s no horror film. Told in a series of slow-going sustained takes, it starts off as a tender romance before taking on paranormal qualities, eventually veering into sci-fi territory best left unspoiled.

Casey Affleck plays a white-sheeted ghost (no, really), who declines entry to an apparent afterlife and returns to his Texas home to see his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), whom he cannot communicate with. As his love moves on, this spectral figure finds himself unstuck in time, trapped on the land of his former home, forced to witness years of changes in inhabitants and surroundings…

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Transformers: The Last Knight (Michael Bay, 2017)

Transformers: The Last Knight makes no sense, but somehow still makes more sense than the previous film, Age Of Extinction. In almost only that sense, it is a success…

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Marjorie Prime (Michael Almereyda, 2017)

“I can help you if you let me. I’d like to help you. But first you have to tell me about myself.”

Memory is the central theme of Marjorie Prime, a claustrophobic chamber drama with a neat sci-fi hook. In its sleek near-future world, a service creating fully sentient holographic projections of late family members allows people to spend time with a version of a deceased loved one, even a younger incarnation of the departed if that’s what they want…

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