Midsommar ★★★★★

MIDSOMMAR seeks to show you rather than tell, and keeps you in the dark with a sense of overcoming dread until the cat gets let out of the bag in a major way. Ari Aster destroys the curse of the sophomore slump in brillant fashion. Aster’s direction is impeccable with some shots that stand as a testament of methodical genius and awe-inspiring ambition. The cinematography is some of the best I have seen in a film all year; so easy to get caught up in the beauty of the environment even with all of the horrific and graphic imagery that hits you right in the center of your face. Florence Pugh nails it in a strong, emotional performance that will be getting some well-deserved award buzz. The last 45 minutes of this film will go down as some of the most jarring and phenomenal moments of this decade in cinema. MIDSOMMAR is a one of a kind horror experience that makes you feel uncomfortable while watching in disbelief, turning away from the screen, and simultaneously appreciating the greatness in front of you. 

Full review coming after a second viewing.

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