Video Essay: Ghost — Love After Death

The best video essayist on the internet is back with expert analysis of one of the great Oscar-winning movies of all time.

The Oscar-winning classic Ghost brought America to tears in 1990. It’s a sad story of a young banker who gets murdered and comes back as a ghost to help his wife Molly through the grieving period. It’s a true tear-jerker and women flocked to see Patrick Swayze heat up the screen, but it’s also good for the fellas because of its terrific special effects, which guys love, and the scintillating Demi Moore. In my new video essay, I explore the ins and outs of this incredible movie. Of course, the iconic pottery scene, but also some other parts, like Swayze learning to be a better ghost, and the excellent supporting role of Whoopi Goldberg, famous for being a nun in Sister Act. As always, this is a great opportunity to revisit this movie by Joel Schumacher. Just don’t forget your box of Kleenexes for your tears. Thanks for watching.

Kentucker Audley is a filmmaker, film programmer, actor and Movies hat salesman. His latest film, Strawberry Mansion (co-directed with Albert Birney), premiered at Sundance 2021. His previous directorial effort, Sylvio (also co-directed with Albert Birney), debuted at SXSW and was named one of the Best 10 Movies of The Year by The New Yorker. As an actor, he’s starred in indie films such as Christmas, Again and Sun Don’t Shine. He also founded NoBudge and Movies Brand.