Midsommar ★★★★

My main takeaway here is that Swedish ritualistic cults can also double as an effective form of group therapy.

I have three coherent thoughts right now: first, Ari and his crew have got the technical aspects of filmmaking down to a science.  This is another masterpiece of editing, sound design, cinematography, etc.

Second, the MPAA has clearly loosened up a SHIT ton on what is allowed in an R rated film, at least in regard to sexual content.  Either that, or the filmmakers pulled that priming thing where they send in the movie with excessively graphic footage that they always intended to remove just to secure an R rating.

Third, Florence Pugh is absolutely incredible.  She gives the most raw and gut-wrenching performance of the year.

Other than that, I’m at a loss for words, and my thoughts are all scrambled.  Gonna have to sleep on this one.

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