Midsommar ★★★★½

I didn't expect it to be this insane and especially not this goddamn hilarious. I haven't laughed like that in a while. Midsommar looks extremely beautiful, yet explores something pitch black and unsettling. It's dark but also wacky as fuck. The editing is very strong and there's many great dissolves in here. The direction is impressive and the visuals are genius at times. Sure, it's not wholly my thing in terms of writing but I went with it because I loved the sheer amount of craft involved in every image. There's so many long takes and the acting from everyone, especially Florence Pugh, is terrific. In my opinion the film doesn't even really drag. I was always invested in the story because it just gets stranger and stranger by the minute and because it knows exactly what it's going for. I'm happy that I bought the Blu-ray that includes both cuts of the movie and will happily watch the director's cut in a few months after I've calmed down on this experience. Ari Aster has yet to make his masterpiece in my opinion, but Midsommar is damn near there. He's just a bit too cold for me often times but maybe that will change over time in his career.

"The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
The tears are always clouding your eyes
When you're without love, baby"

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