Light from Light

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  • NR
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.9  (889)
  • 80

Light from Light is a supernatural drama film that follows the life of single-mother Shelia (Marin Ireland), who works as a paranormal investigator. She is a kind-hearted woman who is struggling to make ends meet and is haunted by memories of her deceased husband. Shelia is hired by a wealthy man Richard (Jim Gaffigan) to investigate his late wife's ghostly presence in their home. The couple's son, Owen (Josh Wiggins), is also involved in the investigation.

As Shelia delves deeper into the investigation and spends time with Richard and Owen, she begins to question her own beliefs and mental stability. Shelia starts having strange occurrences that she cannot explain, leading her to question the reality of the situation she is in. As she begins to uncover more information about the ghost and her presence in the house, she realizes that this case is far more complex than she initially thought.

The movie is very character-driven and examines the relationships between the three main characters through a raw and melancholic lens; their struggles and hardships are highlighted without glamour or glitz. Marin Ireland delivers a virtuosic performance, conveying the internal battle that Shelia faces throughout the movie convincingly. Jim Gaffigan, known primarily for his comedic roles, toes the line well between humor and drama and does a good job of portraying a character who is struggling with the loss of his wife while also trying to be there for his son.

Josh Wiggins, who plays Richard's son, Owen, is endearing and relatable, bringing depth to the character, which could have easily been a stereotypical angsty teenager. The movie's supporting cast also delivers solid performances, bringing lightness to some of the film's darker moments.

The movie's cinematography is excellent, with director Paul Harrill using the camera to create a moody ambiance that evokes the supernatural elements of the story. The visuals give the movie a haunting quality, which is only intensified by the sparse, yet effective score.

The movie's emphasis on exploring the unexplained and paranormal through a humanistic lens, without relying on excessive special effects, is refreshing. It creates a film that is more suited to thoughtful reflection than the standard horror-film frights. The film's exploration of the darker aspects of the human experience is emotionally impactful, without ever feeling overwrought.

Overall, Light from Light is a film that wrestles with ideas of loss, grief, responsibility, and healing in a way that is both resonant and sincere. It's a story that is part family drama, part ghost story, and part meditation on the unexplainable, all woven together in a way that is affecting and easy to follow. It's a thought-provoking and well-acted movie that will resonate with audiences who enjoy a more contemplative approach to horror and thrillers.

Light from Light is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 80.

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    5.9  (889)
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