Very mixed feelings about my appropriately-titled 666th logged film on Letterboxd.
So I watched the Director’s Cut of Midsommar, which was showing in theaters here for a few days and honestly, I do feel like this cut sells the “break-up movie” Ari Aster describes it as moreso than the original. The turn Dani takes certainly feels more convincing and Christian is painted as an even bigger douche canoe (if that’s even possible).
This version just feels like a different angle to the same great film. I’m very glad I was able…
It’s clear to me from the Korean cinema I’ve had the pleasure of watching that there is a real interest in telling stories that revolve around social classes and the tensions that lie there when they collide. Parasite was able to find some compelling, unique pain, urgency, and humor in that dynamic unlike anything I’ve seen before.
I was immediately drawn to this family that clearly come from a place without the means of their upper-class counterparts they stumble upon later…