Midsommar ★★★★½

one of the few films ive seen that is  beautiful and disturbing simultaneously. i think aster's films work so well bc of how central character relationships r and how theyre strained by life changing trauma. the world and mythology here is exponentially more unique and engaging than hereditary, and i personally retained more thematically from it: exposure vs exploitation, disturbance of tradition, and crumbling relationships. 
this sounds off putting but i genuinely didnt want this film to stop. the cinematography is elysian and full of life, the score feels like the charming screams of a siren, i cant stop thinking abt the editing and sfx, and florence pugh's wails. what a fucking film! theres nothing scarier than an image thats too perfect.

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