Hereditary ★★★★

Believe the hype.

Or don't, because my problem is believing the hype too much, making it nearly impossible to engage a hotly anticipated film on its own merits.
I also resent movies like this, since they get the general public talking about how horror movies can be allegorical and thematic and deep as if it's some fucking new revelation, but that's the adolescent inside me who still has trouble accepting that more people liking what I like is a net positive.
What I saw was a very good film, possibly a great one, and a fabulous addition to this recent wave of cerebral witchcraft movies. There's a lot to unpack once I shake off the hypelash and give it another viewing. Star rating will likely increase.

Cf. Thelma

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