Spiritual warfare can take many forms, as shown by the two films on this week’s episode. First up is Wade and Kevin’s most anticipated film of the summer, First Reformed, Paul Schrader’s distinctive study of a Reformed minister fighting against despair as he tries to do the right thing. Then the guys detour into another genre with A24’s latest foray into horror: Ari Aster’s Hereditary, a harrowing look at a family beset by all sorts of darkness from within and without.
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Music interlude by Rue Royale, “What Next Dear One.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.