The Casualty: Hereditary (dir. Ari Aster, 2018)

Hereditary may be one of the more convincing movies I’ve seen about the comforts of religion. 

Something happens, early on in Hereditary, that is not horrifying, or terrifying, but just plain upsetting. It’s a death — one which offends the viewer’s basic sense of logic and storytelling, and leaves a pervasive sense of wrongness in its wake. That category…

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