Hereditary ★★★½

One of the many things Ari Aster’s Hereditary gets right is its depiction of grief. Taking place in the aftermath of a senile matriarch’s death, the movie deftly captures the way that mourning lays a heavy wool blanket over everything, dampening the senses and slowing things down. To what extent the astuteness of Aster and his cast are put to good use will come down to how you approach the film. Hereditary is a truly, disturbingly terrifying movie, even if its ultimate goal appears to have more to do with what-the-fuckery than with any kind of emotional catharsis...

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