Midsommar ★★★★★

Director’s Cut.

More haunting. More hilarious. More horrific.

It adds to the character friction, it strengthens the paralysing escalation of pure, unshakeable dread. It brings more context and sharper thematic focus but still doesn’t detract from the sprawling nature of the film. It’s somehow more immersive than it already was, the elongated sequences of this three hour cut working to emphasise Aster’s impeccably paced slow burn. The catharsis hits harder than before, but so does the torment.

Remember when Jordan Peele said there’d never been a film like this before? Yeah, he was right.

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