A fantastic chronicling of one of my favorite progressive rock bands. Even if you’re not into the music, this is worth it to see what went into the making of their album ‘Vapor Trails’ specifically with Neil Peart and the tragic loss of his wife and daughter. Heartbreaking stuff, but also wholly uplifting due to the power of their music.
A feature-length, euphoria-induced, pastel panic attack, Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ is an uncompromising doubling down of the nightmarish family drama we saw in last year’s ‘Hereditary’ but delivered in a decidedly new coat of paint. Midsommar essentially decides to frame itself as a narrative of contradictions in order to skew itself into being simultaneously a wicked pitch-black dark comedy, and a thoroughly unsettling horror film, and in being both, it somehow succeeds at each one respectively in spades in a bizarre…
I haven’t cried this much in a theater since ‘A Star Is Born’
If you know anything about my history with that film, that should tell you most of what you need to know. The fact that I didn’t even rewatch the trilogy to prepare for this and this managed to hit me as hard as it did... I don’t think any amount of preparation or tissues could be enough for that theoretical exercise in my reaction to a movie…