“Most of Hereafter is not about what the dead mean to the living; it’s about having nice little chats with ghosts, and neither director Clint Eastwood nor screenwriter Peter Morgan has the taste for such flamboyant stuff. The two men have accomplished the questionable feat of domesticating the uncanny, and, in the process, they’ve lost their storytelling skills — the coincidences that bring the main characters together by the end are laughably unconvincing.” — New Yorker critic David Denby on Eastwood’s latest.

New Yorker illustration of Hereafter‘s Matt Damon and Cecile de France (or is it Bryce Dallas Howard?) by “Quickhoney.”