Midsommar ★★★★★

This movie hit me way harder than I expected. Of all the movies I was thinking of when I was watching this film, it reminded me the most Antichrist. There’s something Von Trier-ish in its presentation and locale. Like both films, it’s about grief and how the relationships we have during that time can be affected by it. And like both films, they’re both unrestrained and have different takes on what a horror film is. The acting in this film is incredible and I’ll say it right now, will be unnoticed by the Academy memebers. Florence Pugh is doing a lot and she’s putting all of it on screen. It’s actually amazing that this is woman is 23, and is giving such a traumatic and weighty performance. I was beyond amazed. And I also want to give a special shout out to Bobby Krlic aka The Haxan Cloak. Ari Aster picks the right artist to score his films. The score adds so much atmosphere with what we’re seeing. It’s always unsettling and yet, I couldn’t stop listening to it. I bought this score the day, it was released. It’s that good. But most part importantly, I want to say that I loved that I had no idea where it was going and I was invested throughout. This movie is beatiful, tragic, cathartic, chaotic, and importantly perfect. Masterpiece!

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