Midsommar ★★★★½

I had insanely high hopes for this movie and once again Ari Aster proves that he is one of the best directors in the game today. I don’t feel like there’s a ton I can say about the merits of this film that you can’t already see in the first 10 seconds of the trailer. The shot composition is masterful. Its easily one of the most beautiful movies of the year and effectively unnerving and the dialogue feels so organic. I really love how Ari Aster always takes the “show don’t tell” approach to story telling as well I had a really good time picking apart each scene looking for objects that foreshadow the sinister conclusion of the film. My only real beef with this movie is that there is a plot point in the very beginning of the film that never really gets touched on again and while it was creepy it added pretty much nothing to the film. I also felt like Jack Reynor was a pretty weak link in the acting department but maybe it’s because Florence Pugh stole the show with every scene she was in and the first hour of this film dragged quite a bit. But this was easily my favorite film of the year so far and I can’t stop thinking about it.


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