Midsommar ★★★★★

One of the most gorgeous horror films ever made. Shows a horror film set entirely in bright sunshine can be as equally as horrifying. Florence Pugh shines here with a deep and layered role (She's one of the best actresses on the rise right now). The score is hypnotic as is the filmmaking, which is brimming with Aster's flourishes without feeling to invasive. He's 2 for 2 now and he's managed to make not just the best horror film of year, but possibly one of the best of the decade. As much as I enjoyed Hereditary, I definitely preferred this, I just mash with the whole folk/cult horror thing much more.

The Director's Cut doesn't change the film about too much, it develops Dani's relationship a bit more and adds a couple of new rituals. Nothing crazy, but it definitely made for the DC being a more rounded cut. Not sure why Aster said this cut had crazy stuff in it that would have got an NC-17 rating, as in terms of gore, violence or sex, there is nothing new.

Pure cinema.

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