We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema — we’re Cinebuds.
Read more and listen to the full episode below to hear us talk about the day-lit terror of Ari Aster’s “Midsommar.”
The follow-up to director Ari Aster’s dark and horrifying “Hereditary,” “Midsommar” is bright and yet still pretty horrifying.
If you have seen anything from “Midsommar” so far, it’s probably the setting. The film takes place in a pastoral Swedish village. The sets are bright. The clothing is white. It’s Sweden, basically everything we have been told is nice and pleasant and safe. Except this is the director of “Hereditary,” so you know truly messed up things are going to happen.
And they do. Part of the fun is seeing how Aster can take the elements of purity and defile them into something deranged. Fun! But at this movie’s core, it is really about the breakdown of a relationship and dealing with grief when you are utterly alone. And, of course, ritualistic Swedish pagan cults.
We break it all down in the pod.
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