Ghosted

Ghosted (2016)

In Jerry Zucker’s Ghost (1990), when artist Molly (Demi Moore) declares her love for boyfriend Sam (Patrick Swayze), all the undemonstrative beau can say in return is an unromantic “Ditto” – and before he can make amends, he is murdered, so that he must prove his true love to her from beyond the grave. This…

Prevenge

Prevenge (2016)

First published by Sight & Sound, March 2017 Review: Prevenge begins and ends, literally, on a cliff’s edge. This is also the primal scene, where Matt was killed in a climbing incident on the very same day that his wife Ruth (played by the film’s writer/director Alice Lowe) discovered she was pregnant. Now in her third…

Ghoul

The Ghoul (2016)

In his cluttered, chaotic home office, jovial psychiatrist Alexander Morland (Geoffrey McGivern) has on display a Klein bottle – a paradoxical object whose inside and outside are indistinguishable. “It’s like the bottle version of the Möbius strip,” he explains to his patient Chris (Tom Meeten), before further comparing it to the ouroboros and “eternal return“. All of…