Tag, a Movie About Grown Men Playing Tag, Isn't Absurd Enough to Be Funny

The popular children’s game Tag—where kids run around getting “tagged” until one survivor remains—does nothing more than foster strategic skills and provide a healthy amount of cardio for its participants. One person in the game wins, while everyone else loses. The movie Tag, which stars a crew of occasionally…

If You're Too Scared to Watch [REDACTED] in Hereditary, Just Pay Attention to the House

Hereditary is probably one of the most frightening movies I’ve ever seen—emotionally harrowing, viscerally disturbing, and extremely fun. If you are like me—a giant baby who is scared of a garbage can’s shadow on a sunny day—this movie will be difficult for you. Luckily, I have a very simple solution.

Hereditary Director Ari Aster on Taking Family Tragedy and Curdling It Into a Nightmare

Last week, I met Ari Aster, the writer and director of the horror film Hereditary, in the A24 office. For about 20 minutes, we talked about genre (he originally shopped Hereditary as a “family tragedy that curdles into a nightmare”), subverting expectations (undoubtedly a reason the film has proved so divisive), the…