…unless you’ve ever had or been a child or parent. In that case, whoadamn!!!
The Strange Thing About the Johnsons
This is from Ari Aster, the writer/director of Hereditary and Midsommar—the latter of which I loved, although plausibly for different reasons than most. To me, it wasn’t a revenge film at all. There’s a crop of female-lead horror films surfacing (A Dark Song is another that leaps to mind) that are tremendous explorations of how one processes trauma. Midsommar is mos def one of these, in my humble—and, in a deeply morally ambiguous way, sort of an optimistic film, when all is said and done. Highly Recommended.