Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne
A24 has been rapidly rising in profile since 2016’s Moonlight and 2017’s Lady Bird, but 2018’s Hereditary was still a surprise hit (it eventually outgrossed Lady Bird, previously their highest grossing movie). It’s also one of the best reviewed movies of the year. A supernatural family horror drama, Hereditary stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro as a family both figuratively and literally haunted by the death of a grandmother that none of them particularly liked. Hereditary is one of the more punishing horror movies in recent memory, giving some nasty scares and truly upsetting plot developments that lead up to an unforgettable ending. Toni Collette is always great, but she’s especially great here, as is Alex Wolff, who gives a surprisingly remarkable performance. You won’t hear tongue clicks the same way after this movie.