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David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’ successfully combines sorrow, absurdity and the supernatural
Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Mountain’ is a meditation on the allure of the climb
Laura Poitras’ ‘Risk’ sidesteps the biggest question about Julian Assange
Still from Hounds of Love
Ben Young’s ‘Hounds of Love’ presents horror in all-too-familiar surrounds
Still from Get Out
‘Get Out’ is a sharp mix of horror, satire and racial commentary
Still from The Salesman
The domestic disquiet of Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ gives way to suspense
Still from Toni Erdmann
Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann’ is one of the most misread movies of the year
Still from American Honey
Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ is an exuberant, if meandering, trip
Still from Collisions
Lynette Wallworth’s ‘Collisions’ brings virtual reality to the Western Desert
Still from Captain Fantastic
Matt Ross’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ is a portrait of a family in the wilderness
A still from Embrace of the Serpent
Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ brings together two Amazonian encounters
Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s documentary ‘Weiner’ charts the fall of a congressman who can’t keep out of the spotlight
Image of Aaron Pedersen and Alex Russell in Goldstone
Cultural conflicts in Ivan Sen’s ‘Goldstone’ and the ABC’s ‘Cleverman’
Still from Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The Kiwi charm of Taika Waititi’s ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’
Batman v. Superman
‘Batman v. Superman’ v. the internet
Still from Sherpa
The economics of Everest in Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Sherpa’
Trumbo image
Doing the right thing in Jay Roach’s ‘Trumbo’ and László Nemes’ ‘Son of Saul’

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