• Gareth Crook

A Ghost Story (2017)

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

Shot in 4:3 with retro rounded corners, this film right from the outset feels slightly voyeuristic, like looking in through a window. Slow drifting cameras and locked off shots, there's a real subtlety and patience. The sound department have had a lot of fun too, there's so much space to play with, the aural cues often the one element pacing the scenes in which time is fluid. Despite being packed with creepy shots, there's a huge amount of warmth and empathy. Affleck carries his character silently under the sheet better than anyone has a right to. It's equal parts daring and arrogant, oddly captivating and extremely disarming. A surprising depiction of tender and heart-wrenching, love, loss, life and death. This film is all this... and so much more.

9/10


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