Bethany’s review published on Letterboxd:
ari aster’s midsommar is definitely one of the most well crafted, horrific and visually stunning films i’ve ever seen in my life. there’s one scene in the director’s cut that made the whole film come together for me and it all felt so much more easy to understand christian and dani’s relationship. man, he fucking sucks.
florence pugh is exceptional and i can confidently say that i’ve never related to a character’s anxiety and panic as much as i relate to dani’s. i don’t know how she does it, but it really felt like i was watching myself when i was watching her. not that we have really gone through grief in the same way, or have gone through the same experiences—but her silent and cough crying and facial expressions and the way she pulls herself back after saying how she feels when it doesn’t go the way she expects is me to a tee. it’s going to be so hard not to see her win any awards for this because let’s be real—horror is a genre that’s always snubbed—but i really hope florence, ari and the rest of the incredible cast and crew know what a masterpiece they’ve made, and that it will live on to be one of the most invigorating films of all time.