Hereditary

Hereditary ★★½

Taken individually, I might have liked either the "elevated Lifetime Movie" of the first 90 minutes, or the high-camp Clive Barker movie of the last 30 minutes, but damn if I can see what one has to do with the other.

It made me angry to see Toni Collette's character, Annie, discarded like a used napkin in service of some supremely silly "shocks." Her character arc, and the amazing performance that went with it, were just too good to be thrown aside without even a hint of real resolution. Like the (very on-the-nose) dollhouse dioramas that Annie builds, Annie seemed to be leading us somewhere interesting, only to be smashed up and left discarded on the floor.

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