Horror movies, especially those of the J-Horror kind, often try to scare us with vengeful ghosts. The real ghosts in our lives, though, aren’t those who crawl out of TV screens but the ones who haunt our memories. These ghosts exist as regrets, and trying to exorcise them can be a long and painful process.
Directed by Marc Forster (“Neverland”), “The Kite Runner” is an adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 best seller. It’s a fantastic, deeply moving film about such regrets, and — as a line from the film puts it — the chance that “there is a way to be good again.”