Last week, I reserved a ticket for the new horror movie Midsommar, expecting to see it on Monday. But after a quick Twitter poll
, I realized I should probably check out the last film from the same director, Ari Aster, which is called Hereditary; I had skipped it while it was in theaters after reading that it gave people nightmares.
And hey, look, Hereditary was free to stream on Amazon Prime! Well, shucks, why not?
On Sunday night, I made it 38 minutes. No spoilers (as is my policy for all the reviews I post here), but I get it now. And I’m sure the movie only gets more intense in its remaining runtime.
That said, I am planning to finish watching Hereditary — at some point, during daylight hours — because a) I am hooked by the story and have to know how it ends; b) I don’t believe that reading the Wikipedia plot summary counts; and c) I could tell from the first act that it is a very well-made film. But don’t go looking for reviews of that film or Midsommar in this week’s newsletter; you won’t find them!
So, what did I watch this week? Well…