Villain’s review published on Letterboxd:
Midsommar proves that Ari Aster's effort with Hereditary wasn't a fluke. He's already established himself as one of the strongest horror filmmakers. Midsommar has some beautiful locations and some of the best cinematography I've seen this year.
I thought this looked a lot like The Wicker Man in the trailers, and there is some influence, but Midsommar is definitely its own film. It was a really ballsy move to have most of the horror occur in the daylight.
2019 was a stellar year for Florence Pugh and she gives a great performance here. I felt like I could really relate to her character as well.
There are some points where I find the movie drags a bit, mostly in the middle section. The movie's length wasn't that excessive, but it wore me down on occasion. That's the main reason I didn't like it as much as Hereditary. I was expecting some really weird shit to go down in the end and I wasn't disappointed.