Hereditary

Hereditary ★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

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It occurs to me that certain would-be aesthetes don't recognize the difference between a Cy Twombly canvas and a food fight.

There is no underlying structure here. Writer-director Ari Aster simply throws everything he can think of at the wall, and sure, about half of it sticks. The atmosphere is nice. But there are no rules determining what can and what cannot happen. So ultimately nothing is at stake. And then, when you reach the end of your running time, sure, why not, Satanism.

Better luck next time.