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To-Watch List (2018 Edition) Film 29 of 115
I don’t like going to Church. Sure, as a kid it was mainly due to the inconvenience of it, having to remove myself for an hour out of a precious weekend to go to Mass. Later, I felt like I didn’t believe in God—at least I didn’t want to believe in the omnipotent Father figure for whom “mercurial” was an understatement. Later, though, my beliefs changed into something less reactionary. It’s not…
It's crazy how the biggest social systems–from religion to relationships–are usually founded on/are a reaction to all-too-human things like pettiness or fear. Florence Pugh is an absolute powerhouse–with the opening phone call, she conveys the wild range of emotions she'll show over the course of the whole film in one scene. Also, I'm all for Ari Aster's continued love of practical cranium-abuse effects.