Excellent. More of this please.
I think this falls slightly short in what it aims for. However, it bares so many similarities to Pynchon’s ‘Crying of Lot 49’ that I couldn’t help but enjoy it. Once that realisation set in for me, things started to become more apparent.
It’s not the most accessible film, and that is part of the point - but that shouldn’t protect it from criticism.
Andrew Garfield is absolutely superb in this. Top tier acting. He throws himself at the role…
With ‘Midsommar’, rarely has the bleak looked so beautiful. Director Ari Aster demonstrates versatility, transitioning away from the oppressive pallet of his 2018 hit ‘Hereditary’ whilst tackling similarly troubling subject matter. Aster’s ability to delicately craft the film in a short space of time shows why he’s at the forefront of modern horror. Every frame and image seems to have a purpose.
The opening scenes are arguably the film’s most harrowing material as protagonist Dani (Florence Pugh) suffers a family…