Midsommar ★★★★½

We're All Going on a Summer Holiday.
It's great to see that the Directors Cut of Midsommar only adds to the insanity and gruesomeness with added rituals, stress and anxiety.
Ari Aster's tale of relationship issues, family, tradition and May Queens isn't for the faint of heart but is a delicious mix of horror, comedy and psychological terror.
What I noticed on this rewatch was how beautifully shot it is. Every scene is planned to precision as Aster mixes his meticulous attention to detail with his off-kilter gothic edge to create a delightfully terrifying modern fairy tale.
It's a horror that may not make you jump but shocks and fills you with dread and unease from the moment it begins. With subline performances especially by Pugh and the subtle use of VFX making sure that the dreamlike setting is not as it seems makes sure that this a film that will not be forgotten any time soon.

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