Tuesday December 1, 2020

A ghost story close to home

Told with an energising combination of verve and artfulness, Hereditary could never be entirely new, but it is uncommonly effective, with the goosebumps lingering long after the closing credits.

17th June, 2018
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Milly Shapiro in Hereditary

No ghost story is ever entirely new. We know ghosts intimately: they live in the shadows of the past, in the echoes of silenced voices, in vivid and unbidden memories that ebb in potency and persistence. That ghosts can only manifest themselves in films and books and campfire yarns makes them all the more powerful. We know they’re not real, yet we live with them every day.

Told with an energising combination of...

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