brolanski’s review published on Letterboxd:
Horror x52 - 2018 (4/52)
#10 - Watch Any Horror Film At The Cinema
Hereditary was good, no; great. Having been let down a after the raving reviews for “A Quiet Place” and “Annihilation” recently I was all but prepared to be disappointed by Hereditary too.
Luckily Ari Aster, Toni Collette and the rest of the crew did not drop the ball on this one.
From the beautifully haunting, creeping and voyeuristic cinematography to Collette’s deranged and wide ranged performance, Hereditary was captivating from start to finish.
Let’s be clear about this: Hereditary is a Horror movie (in case anyone’s still trying to dispute that). And it is one by virtue stretching beyond its unhinged finale. The film reels seem to be coated in a dripping layer of oppresion throughout. It takes its time, slowly and subtly priming the viewers for the unsettling events still left to be unfold.
For once, it’s worth indulging in the buzz. Not because it’s “the scariest movie ever” (it’s not), but because Hereditary is a damn good film, and a great Horror at that.