James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
A GHOST STORY (12)
D: David Lowery
A24/Sailor Bear/Zero Trans Fat (Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston & Adam Donaghey)
USA 🇺🇸 2017
W: David Lowery
DP: Andrew Palermo
Ed: David Lowery
Mus: Daniel Hart
Casey Affleck ('The Man'), Rooney Mara ('The Woman')
Ghost meets The Tree Of Life for this infuriatingly pretentious arthouse fantasy which might have worked much better as a stage play or even a short film.
Casey Affleck plays an unnamed man who becomes a ghost (represented here by a stereotypical bedsheet with eyeholes cut out) and remains in the house he shared with his unnamed wife and watches her carry on from beyond his grave.
It's possible that there will be an audience for this film, but for everyone else it will be a snorefest. The pacing is ridiculously slow to the point that there are long lingering shots where no dialogue is spoken and nothing of note happens. Like all arthouse films, it's polarising, and although I didn't enjoy it, nor would I recommend it to others, I do appreciate that there is a market for films like this.