nick wibert’s review published on Letterboxd:
Just like Hereditary, this was even more enjoyable on rewatch. Everything falls into place in a neater fashion and you can appreciate all the subtle aspects of the filmmaking now that you know what’s coming.
Florence Pugh gives the best performance of the year so far, hands down. She conveys anxiety and grief with such authenticity that you can’t help but feel drawn to her presence throughout the entire film. Don’t get me wrong—this film is great for a multitude of reasons, especially in its masterfully crafted technical aspects—but I can’t help but feel like Pugh’s performance really defines the movie.
I could (and will) talk about this movie and the care that went into the craft a lot more, but that’s all I’m gonna write here for now. Regardless of your feelings on it, you simply cannot deny that Midsommar is one of the most unique and affecting films of the year—and perhaps the decade.
Ari, you are a very twisted man, but I love you. So much.