J.D.’s review published on Letterboxd:
So very much like Midsommar we have a protagonist who suffers terrible loss, the useless men (or at least ineffectual - they're hardly trying) provide no comfort in her mourning, and as she turns to other means of support she's immediately sucked into a murderous cult. Many elements return very much the same in Midsommar, but Hereditary's horror works in a more Exorcist camera tricks kind of manner. Ari Aster's characters are indeed helpless pawns in some kind of horrible game, the point brought forward in the class discussion of a Greek tragedy. The miniature houses indicate the possibilities of some kind of parallel plot move from the beginning, but it never happens and the point of them evaded me in the end and I'm not going to watch a HEREDITARY ENDING HIDDEN MEANING EXPLAINED video.