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.
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.