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Light from Light (2019)

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Critic Consensus: A paranormally tinged drama with a deceptively gentle touch, Light from Light sinks its hooks into the audience gradually but isn't quick to let go.

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Gifted with sometimes-prophetic dreams and a lifelong interest in the paranormal, Shelia (Marin Ireland) is asked to investigate a potential haunting at a Tennessee farmhouse. It's there she meets Richard (Jim Gaffigan), a recent widower who believes his wife may still be with him. The investigation that ensues -- which eventually pulls in Shelia's son, Owen and his classmate Lucy -- forces them to confront the mysteries of their own lives.

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[Light From Light] knows that the most resonant movie isn't a creed, but a question.

November 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Nothing ever happens of any importance in Light From Light and nothing makes any sense, including the title.

November 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Light From Light concerns ghost hunting, but Harrill characterizes the process in practical, mundane terms; it's the emotional implications of the endeavor that interest him.

November 3, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

For a movie about grief, it's surprisingly even-handed, not too melancholic, heavy or existential but mostly pensive.

November 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Sure, Sheila has some "ghosts," and her large eyes carry the weariness of her past, but don't worry about getting struck with that metaphor: Harrill is a far more skilled and subtle director than that.

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

A movie this modest requires patience and generosity and a rejection of expectations...But it is a gem likely to stay with anyone smart enough to seek it out.

March 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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