First screened in June 2018
Director: Ari Aster. Cast: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Mallory Bechtel, Jake Brown. Screenplay: Ari Aster.

Twitter Capsule: Bold risks with sound, montage, structure, light. Almost too good at evoking despair. Some bits are newer than others.

Second Capsule: Hereditary is an original, crafty, terrifying horror movie but also a bottomless well of despondency. Only go if you know you can handle it.

VOR:   Even when it borrows tricks, it deploys them slantwise. From the lighting to the plot twists to the performance style, everything's a gutsy risk.

Photo © 2018 A24 Films/PalmStar Media

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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