To commemorate TFW’s two-year anniversary, I’ve decided to reevaluate three movies I originally wrote about in the blog’s Dark Ages: The Revenant, The Tree of Life, and Carol. Suffice to say, second viewings make a huge difference.
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A look at some upcoming Netflix releases that ought to be getting more hype.
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Anyone who’s been through childhood knows how it goes. In the middle of the night, somewhere in your house or apartment, something abruptly creaks or thumps. You turn the lights on, maybe check locks if you’re paranoid – but nothing turns up, no matter how hard you look. By the time you’re an adult, these moments usually mean little, and they’re easily forgotten. But if you really did have a childhood, you at some point probably came up with some kind of theory to explain all those noises away, whether that entailed bogeymen, mice, ghosts, or a combination of all three.
In A Ghost Story, writer-director David Lowery supplies his own explanation for the source of such noises: they’re movements of those spirits who cannot bear to abandon this world.