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Haunted by A Ghost Story

How a classic Halloween costume inspired one of the most profound films of the year.

The white sheet with two eyeholes cut out from A Ghost Story.

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Director David Lowery has made one of the most remarkable films of 2017 so far, and he’s built it around a ridiculous image: a white sheet with two eyeholes cut out. So what makes A Ghost Story feel so epic? And what’s with that 10-minute pie scene? Spoilers abound.

For the Spiel: So, who was in the room with Don Jr. and the Russians?

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