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A Ghost Story
Hiding a lead actor beneath a bedsheet is risky, but here the gambit proves “both disarming and deeply amusing,” said the Los Angeles Times. Casey Affleck plays a man who after dying suddenly returns as a ghost to watch over his wife (Rooney Mara). The result “pries open a window onto eternity.”
Sofia Coppola’s recent drama “bursts with moody sensuality,” said the Minneapolis Star Tribune. When a girls’ boarding school takes in a wounded Union soldier, temptation and jealousy “spread and blossom like hothouse blooms.” With Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning.
In Edgar Wright’s latest heist caper, “style is the substance,” said the Tampa Bay Times. Ansel Elgort stars as a getaway driver with tinnitus who can only focus while blasting old radio tunes. Wright’s inventiveness has “pumped life into another stale genre.” Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm co-star. ■