I thought Personal Shopper was a fascinating genre-bender, nearly three movies in one, with all of the elements combining to create something weird and eccentric and downright unpredictable all throughout. Kristen Stewart continues her run of intelligent material and focused acting (she’s been on a helluva roll…) and overall, I’ve long been a big fan of filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Carlos, Irma Vep, Summer Hours, Boarding Gate), so his erudite sensibilities are something I was prepared for, while others may not be. Sure, this is a “ghost movie,” but it’s so much more than that, and I can’t really fathom how Assayas cooked up all of the seemingly disparate narrative ingredients and turned it into something cohesive. The cinematography by Yorick Le Saux captured a creepy elegance in nearly every shot, and I absolutely loved the final seconds of this pleasurable oddity. Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and via various streaming providers and cable outlets – I caught it on Showtime HD.
Review by Nick Clement