A GHOST STORY
There’s always been something quaint about the cultural idea of ghosts as bedsheet-clad beings; reducing these manifestations of mortality to images of soiled domesticity. This absurd blend of terror, cliché and comedy is what director David Lowery perfectly deploys in A Ghost
Story. When a man dies, he returns as a sheet-clad spectre, haunting his modest Texas home. Now operating outside of time, he experiences the past, present and future of the house he loved; an experience that shows him the cosmic (in) significance of emotion, connection and individual life. Filmed in a 1:33:1 ratio, the movie itself feels as if it’s trying to break free of physical restraints, while the nonlinear timeline creates a sense of meaning beyond the conventional chronology of a single arc or lifetime. Affleck warning again, unfortunately, but he is hidden under a sheet which could lessen discomfort.