It’s a Wrap: The 20 Best Movies of 2017

Person to Person

(United States, directed by Dustin Guy Defa)

As a filmmaker, you don’t necessarily need to reinvent the wheel. Director Dustin Guy Defa knows this; in Person to Person he wears his influences on his sleeve. Shot on 35mm, this dryly comical ensemble film evolving around a variety of troubled New Yorkers is like the very best Hal Hartley/Whit Stillman/Woody Allen cocktail you have ever tasted. Bathing in autumnal colors, Person to Person is a gorgeous little gem full of oddball characters, subtle jokes and modest romance.