Hereditary ★★★★½

For the first hour of this rewatch, I felt pretty limp expecting to encounter the same problems I felt on first watch (namely that the cult aspect undercuts the family drama). But as the second hour rolled in, basically starting from the “I am your mother” monologue I realised on this watch that the intersection between the two is what makes this film so great. As the family pulls apart and we get more and more of the cult it creates this fantastic partnership of the two aspects that only enhance the terror and dread that has been ever present. Thematically I also think on this watch that the way these two merge evokes interesting ideas about the nature of trauma and grief and it’s cyclical nature.

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