#118 - Midsommar (1)
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If feminist filmmaking is what you seek, then look no further than the horror movie, Midsommar. Written and directed by Ari Aster – incredibly, only his second feature length film – this masterpiece takes a deep, focused dive into the realms of femininity, feminine emotion, and the nature of womanhood. Never exploitative, Midsommar takes the audience gently by the hand, and walks with us on a journey to acceptance of feminine reality.

The central character is Dani (Florence Pugh), who is initially presented as a needy, clingy, somewhat high-maintenance girlfriend to Christian (Jack Reynor). When we first meet her, she is alone in her apartment and deeply unsettled by an email from...

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