Midsommar

Midsommar ★★★★

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It's been quite a while since I actually saw these next few movies that I'm going to review, but I just couldn't find the time to properly review them until now. Because of that, these impressions will not be able to completely capture my thoughts about the movies, but I hope I do a good enough job nonetheless.

Just as "Midsommar" ended, I was ready to give it 3.5 stars, but the more I think about it (and think I do!), the more I fall in love with it, because it's just so damn unique - a one of a kind experience that will be hard to forget.

Led by an absolutely phenomenal performance by Florence Pugh, who I hope will become a mainstay in the world of cinema, Ari Aster's follow-up feature to last year's "Hereditary" manages to get weirder, bigger and better than its' predecessor.

I love how most of the scary and disturbing moments happen in broad daylight, because that makes the entire experience all the more uncomfortable.

This is a movie full of symbolism, rich backstory and worldbuilding, absurd humor, psychedelics and grief, things that are well in Aster's wheelhouse.

Sure, it drags during certain points, some things are better left unsaid or unexplored and Aster's self-confident style is a bit too much sometimes, but as a whole, this is what cinema should be - a portal into a strange, yet familiar world.

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