"Midsommar" Movie Review

MOVIE REVIEW: Rethinking Your Summer Vaca with “Midsommar”

A fellow film critic got my attention as I walked into the Midsommar screening last night. He laughed when he saw me and asked if I thought Director Ari Aster might actually scare us this time. I laughed back and told him how Aster’s last film, Hereditary, actually did scare me and how my movie date cried through the last 20 minutes, asking “When is this movie gonna END???”
See, Writer/Director Ari Aster does one of two things to his audience. He delivers a specific type of terror that either grips you tightly around the neck or goes straight over your head.
In other words, if you thought Hereditary was stupid, you’ll feel no differently about this one. If, on the other hand, it launched you into a week long panic-attack (like me), then Midsommar might be right up your alley.

Florence Pugh
A bug flew into my friend’s eye during the movie & that STILL wasn’t the weirdest thing about “Midsommar.”
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Hereditary

MOVIE REVIEW: “Hereditary” & How It’s Going to RUIN You

A handful of “Scary” movies have been released recently that go beyond that genre. Films like A Quiet Place and Get Out might be listed as “Horror,” but I feel their interesting stories take them beyond that, and even encouraged people who aren’t “Horror fans” to see them anyway.
Hereditary is NOT one of those films!!!
This R-rated picture about the death of a family matriarch is beyond terrifying, and might have even set a new industry standard. Continue reading →