Review – Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Mamoru Oshii’s original 1995 production of Ghost in the Shell is both iconic and isolating, and it is perhaps this curious mix of connection and detachment that gives it its ghost. The lyrics below of the choral piece in ancient Japanese talk of a god descending from heaven to preside over a wedding, the touch of the divine at work here imbues it with a sense of mysticism, the feeling that something far deeper is at work.