Midsommar ★★★★½

The Director's Cut of MIDSOMMAR is just that: an entirely new edit, complete with a beefier sound mix. Alternate takes are used, scenes linger longer, rituals develop at their own pace, there's new evidence of Jack Reynor's shitty boyfriend being even shittier, Will Poulter vapes more. The closest comparison I can come up with is the ALIENS DC: it's not gonna win you over (as the pacing’s wonky), but is more of an intriguing curiosity that fills in (some unnecessary) gaps for existing fans of Aster's wholly overwhelming (and often hilarious) psych horror breakup record. [171 Minute DC]