A Ghost Story β˜…β˜…Β½

A24 Ranked πŸ€™πŸΌ
2017 Ranked
Reel Genius Movie Club RankedΒ 

Okay, everyone, please hear me out. I felt like I was watching some weird and somewhat boring form of 'Interstellar.' If you think about it, this movie could totally be a low-budget, unofficial 'Interstellar' spinoff.

here's the selling point: they both *star* Casey Affleck (wow!!)

Interstellar: Murph (Jessica Chastain) gets her 'Ghost Story' through a bookcase.
A Ghost Story: Tom (Casey Affleck) gets his Ghost Story through a piano/house.

Both movies involve time/space travel and the connection between love and depression. Casey Affleck (the forgotten son of Cooper known as Tom in interstellar), finally gets his ghost story told.

I made a cinematic parallel no one knew existed.

Thanks for coming to my ted talk.

Real Review:
'A Ghost Story' is 30% deeply moving, and 70% deeply boring. It was probably one of the longest 'short' movies I've ever watched. I wish the script/story were fleshed out more. That's perhaps the best way, to sum up, the filmβ€”many scenes may feel boring if given little thought but are deeply moving if given honest consideration. Not all scenes fit this descriptionβ€”some, no matter how much your squint, are just extended moments of vapid emptiness. The emptiness outnumbers the deeply moving by about 2:1, so this movie requires patience and commitment. The movie contains no conflict, only contemplation, and some glorious music. The score was one of the best parts of the film. But the only thing that got me through the movie was the fact that I kept comparing it to 'Interstellar'. If you want to watch a good ghost story, just watch 'Interstellar'.

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