(K. Brent Tomer),
MOST ghost stories are told from the perspective of the people being haunted, but what about the ghosts themselves? How do they feel about being stuck in the same place, year after year and decade after decade, with no means of communication except by dimming the lights and knocking pictures off the walls? Those are questions you might expect a horror movie—or a comedy—to ask. They are also the foundations of “A Ghost Story”, an enigmatic, elliptical indie mood piece which is sure to rank as one of this year’s most distinctive and moving dramas.
It was written and directed by David Lowery, who is best known for last summer’s surprisingly restrained remake of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon”. Before that, he made “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013), and he reunites with its stars, Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, for “A Ghost Story”. Their characters are identified in the credits as C and M, but all we learn about them in the film is that they live together in a white clapboard bungalow in rural Texas. While the…Continue reading