eternalsunshin3’s review published on Letterboxd:
" Don’t you swear at me, you little shit! Don’t you ever raise your voice at me! I am your mother!"
I have been currently working non stop and just realized I never logged this nearly a month ago when I revisited this excellent film on Halloween and must say, I feel bad leaving my review unspoken so here we go.
First of all... I can't help but applaud Aster on one of the best horror movies ever. I wasn't entirely blown away the first time I saw this, and to be honest it took me a couple times re watching it to really understand and grasp the complexities of it. It has much deeper meaner than I originally thought, and it really is a spectacle. It has a little bit of everything to offer, and all of the performances really make this what it is, ESPECIALLY Toni Collette. Overall, this is an excellent film, and I highly recommend it to anyone. Even if you don't quite get the cult part of the film (honestly the first time I watched that ending I was like WHAT THE FUCK, and we watched this with my mother, she was also like WTF at the end) and think it showcases perfectly, that the end result was HEREDITARY. It would have happened regardless. I think what is fascinating about the story, is the thought that if the family would have been more connected and not secretive, they may have embraced it with full knowledge as opposed to fighting it and seemingly making everything worse. Either way, I cannot wait to see what else Aster brings to the table in the future.