Chris’s review published on Letterboxd:
There is a lot I could say about Midsommar, but I doubt I'll be able to write a serious review until I see it again, but for now, here's my initial thoughts:
1) There were several moments in this film where I almost forgot I was in a theater and thought I could be dreaming.
2) Florence Pugh deserves a Best Actress nomination and she will be snubbed this awards season (you heard it here first folks, screenshot this shit so you can rub it in my face if by some miracle she does)
3) The film could definitely be trimmed down by 10-15 minutes and be much more succinct, like Hereditary. However I should point out that as of right now I think this is a better film than Hereditary, so it's a bit of a catch 22 for me.
4) Aster is either blatently copying films of the same subgenre of horror or paying homage to them (in several spots in the movie), and it left me unsure if it was intentional and meant for comedy, or he had no idea and it's lazy writing.
5) I literally saw one of my own nightmares that I have repeatedly had for years manifested on screen in the third act and it rocked me to my core.
The film definitely has some flaws but due to Aster's direction, the incredible cinematography and editing, I was able to overlook them.