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Review: HEREDITARY Is A Technical Masterpiece With Story Flaws

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: GeekTyrant

For Ari Aster's Hereditary , the hype was peak out of Sundance Film Festival. Critics dubbed it the scariest film in years, with many comparing it to The Exorcist. Does it live to its reputation? As a movie, yes, but as a story, it isn't as strong. Aster cleverly uses the stages of grief as a guide to forward the plot, but the intended impact falls short. Women hold the story together as Toni Collette delivers a stellar performance, but she can't save the story from bottoming out in the end. It's frustrating when a movie full of potential fumbles in it's second and third act, leaving you unfulfilled and with more questions than answers. When Ellen Graham, the matriarch of the Graham family dies, her estranged daughter Annie throws herself into her work. The mother of two is a diorama artist who creates scenes of her daily life, some serene, some gruesome. Her nuclear family consists of Peter - her eldest child is a teenaged stoner with raging hormones; Charlie (M illy Shapiro...

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