What's On? 16.03.17
I am both fascinated and repelled by ghost stories. I began watching The Ring on my own and then decided not to, at a certain point, early on. Similarly with Paranormal Activity, I started to watch it alone some years ago, and couldn't cope with it, despite its fear coming from tricks with shadows and sounds.
There's a ghost story out this weekend, and it stars Kristen Stewart, who is emerging like Leonardo Di Caprio once did, as a former post-pubescent sex symbol into an actor of significance. I never watched the teenagey vampire series Twilight, perhaps a strange thing considering I'm a fan of the Underworld franchise, but maybe that's the thing, it's a question of age. And of not watching Robert Pattinson.
Anyway, I've just read a review of Personal Shopper, an unconventional ghost story starring Stewart, and the film is presented as something special, how it got the Cannes film festival going wild. I don't know if it's advisable to watch such a film when you're living alone, in transition, and going through an existential mist. But for the excuse of having the super-cool movie poster of Stewart looking sleek and stylish on my website, I'm preparing myself for a weekend of fear.And if I want something else, something profound in a very different way, there's always Hidden Figures, the film about the African-American women who smashed through a glass ceiling when helping America's space programme. I'm due a free ticket at the Cameo and would love to watch both, with fear replaced by something uplifting, before Monday starts again.