A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story ★★★★½

There are probably only several movies I’ve seen that made me think so hard about them long after the credits rolled (and I’m not talking about your ambiguous Enemy, but an actually thoughtful movie). I think the reason this movie is so effective is that the viewer doesn’t really think about the movie so much but rather the statement it’s making. It doesn’t want to distract the viewer: it uses an almost laughable depiction of a ghost and almost totally lacks dialogue. It doesn’t need such things because it is so efficient in its storytelling, and its storytelling is so efficient in its ability to induce thought.