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Mar 26, 2020. 5 comments

Move over, "Imagine": We're all doing Toni Collette's big freakout from Hereditary now

Move over, "Imagine": We're all doing Toni Collette's big freakout from Hereditary now

Look, for as much as the internet has enjoyed dunking on Gal Gadot’s hyper-cringe-y celebrity rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” it’s not hard to see how her heart was kind of, sort of in the right (if totally tone deaf) place. It’s a scary time now, and we need things that bring us all together. Gadot and her accomplices’ mistake, though, was in thinking that that unifying force would be...

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William Hughes William Hughes Jul 12, 2019. 8 comments

Midsommar and Hereditary's Ari Aster says he's ready to do a comedy now, please

Midsommar and Hereditary's Ari Aster says he's ready to do a comedy now, please

As we noted in our review , Ari Aster’s second gut-churning exercise in horror film-making, Midsommar, is also a surprisingly funny movie, blending its visceral shocks with a steady dose of culture clash comedy. Now Aster—whose 2018 debut Hereditary was decidedly not a laugh riot of any kind, trucking as it did in a heady breed of madness-flecked tragedy—has said he’s ready to lighten the...

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A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd Jun 21, 2019. 23 comments

Midsommar is a deranged (and funny!) folk-horror nightmare from the director of Hereditary

Midsommar is a deranged (and funny!) folk-horror nightmare from the director of Hereditary

Midsommar, a disturbing, ambitious, and unsettlingly colorful new horror movie from the writer-director of Hereditary , unfolds within a remote village in northern Sweden, a land where the sun never completely sets. The place doesn’t look especially threatening, in its bucolic summer-camp splendor, and neither do its residents, a community of calm, welcoming, very… Swedish hippies, decked out...

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William Hughes William Hughes Mar 23, 2019. 17 comments

Hereditary's Ari Aster says his next movie is "a Wizard Of Oz for perverts"

Hereditary's Ari Aster says his next movie is "a Wizard Of Oz for perverts"

We were already suitably disturbed by the brightly sinister trailer for Midsommar, the second big horror release from Hereditary  writer-director Ari Aster. But now you can color us officially “intrigued,” courtesy of a new description Aster recently busted out for his upcoming Scandanavian folk-horror flick, one that probably won’t be appearing on a poster any time soon: “A Wizard Of Oz for...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Feb 27, 2019. 17 comments

Here's everything we know about Ari Aster's Hereditary follow-up

Here's everything we know about Ari Aster's Hereditary follow-up

We loved getting freaked the fuck out by last year’s Hereditary , meaning that we’ll feast on just about any scrap of information we can get about Ari Aster’s follow up. Today, A24 tweeted out a teaser of sorts for the director’s next film, and, though it isn’t much, it does offer us an opportunity to gather everything we do know about the movie into one place.

First, though, the teaser: An...

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Reid McCarter Reid McCarter Jan 23, 2019. 5 comments

Let's dance off Toni Collette's Oscar snub with this Cher/Hereditary mash-up

Let's dance off Toni Collette's Oscar snub with this Cher/Hereditary mash-up

The Oscars, long an opportunity to formally recognize actors who are good at screaming and sobbing, will not honor the very excellent, throat-splitting screams and ragged sobs Toni Collette provided to last year’s Hereditary .

This, it goes without saying, is unjust. Collette, who is always great, laid it all out for Hereditary, elevating a story of familial terror with a performance that...

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The A.V. Club The A.V. Club Dec 08, 2018. 24 comments

The best film scenes of 2018

The best film scenes of 2018

As usual, there was no shortage of worthy contenders for The A.V. Club’s list of the best movie scenes of the year. Even flawed films can contain flashes of brilliance, the parts that shine more brightly than the whole. And of course, plenty of the year’s best movies worked on a micro and macro level, though not all of them contained one strong passage that could be cited and isolated—which...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Oct 24, 2018. 13 comments

Ari Aster's “Scandinavian folk horror” follow-up to Hereditary will traumatize you next summer

Ari Aster's “Scandinavian folk horror” follow-up to Hereditary will traumatize you next summer

As we’ve sat here obliviously twiddling our thumbs, director Ari Aster’s been in Hungary plumbing the depths of trauma-laden depravity for his Hereditary follow-up, which /Film reports just got an official release date. A24 has revealed that the director’s highly anticipated sophomore feature will arrive on August 9, 2019. And, yes, it will be scary.

Aster’s previously offered a few hints...

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Jun 09, 2018. 8 comments

What to watch, play, read, and listen to this weekend

What to watch, play, read, and listen to this weekend
The movie to watchHereditary

“It’s a supremely effective gauntlet of supernatural horror that’s also, at its blackened heart, a grueling domestic drama about how trauma, resentment, and guilt can seep into the roots of a family tree, rotting it from the inside out. So much of the film’s spooky power belongs to [Toni] Collette. She’s been down this darkened street before, having...

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Katie Rife Katie Rife Apr 28, 2018. 3 comments

The Overlook Film Festival haunts New Orleans with tigers, punks, and a new Puppet Master 

The Overlook Film Festival haunts New Orleans with tigers, punks, and a new Puppet Master 

Attending the Overlook Film Festival has become an immersive experience in itself. In its evolution from the Stanley into its current form, the festival has taken attendees to two isolated mountain resorts—in Estes Park, Colorado, and atop Oregon’s Mt. Hood —until decamping this year to New Orleans’ French Quarter, the opposite of both those places both in geography and atmosphere. It’s a...

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