I am not sure how I feel about this one. This is another movie you can take a face value – the events happened as we see them – or there is mental illness involved along the maternal line. Making just about everyone in the movie an unreliable narrator.
Hereditary is a slow burn, atmospheric piece. Definitely some WTF moments in the movie.
We start with the funeral of Annie’s mother. Someone she was not close to. After an accident and another funeral, events begin to spiral out of control.
During the course of the movie, we learn her mother had Disassociative Identity Disorder and Dementia. Her brother killed himself as a teenager. Her daughter has something going on. She herself slept walked and almost killed her kids a few years ago. All of this makes Annie and her kids unreliable narrators.
I prefer to think Annie experienced a psychotic break instead of the devil-cult ending we get.
Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd
I first heard about this movie on the Trick or Treat Radio podcast. I jumped onto this one without seeing the first entry in the series. I will probably catch the first one (streaming on Netflix as of Dec 2017).
You have the main character from the first movie, Leng Feng, heading to Africa after leaving the military. Some rebels attempt to take over the country he is currently in and Action Movie ™ ensues. We get enough plot to keep Leng Feng in the midst of the action.
The stunts and gun play were amazing. The CGI blood less so. Two words. Improvised Crossbow.
Starring: Jing Wu, Frank Grillo, Celina Jade, Gang Wu, Hans Zhang, Qian Yu, Nan Yu, Shanshan Chunyu, Haifeng Ding, Oleg Prudius, Heidi Moneymaker, Aaron Ly