Ghost Story For The iPhone Age

Movie: ‘Personal Shopper’

If Olivier Assayas was a chef, he would be hailed for creating nouvelle cuisine from unlikely ingredients. But he is a movie director, and in his newest film, “Personal Shopper,” he mixes a young woman who shops incessantly for another woman and thinks she is a medium; a dead twin brother who may or may not be haunting and contacting the shopper; a bloody murder; plenty of texting and iPhoning — the newest way to haunt — and settings in Paris, London, even Oman, into a strangely satisfying movie that defies the usual visual language of film.

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