Midsommar is the much-anticipated horror sequel to writer/director Ari Aster’s breakout hit, Hereditary, and with his sophomore effort, Aster swaps a Satanist cult for Swedish pagans but ends up with similarly uneven results. It’s far from a failure, but the movie’s final third left me wanting.
Also at Boulder Weekly, the first annual Boulder Environmental/Nature/Outdoor Film Festival takes over the Dairy Arts Center’s Gordon Gamm Theatre July 10–13. I spoke with programmer Richard Paradise about the festival and previewed a few movies here.
BoulderENOFF isn’t the only film festival/film series coming to the Front Range in January. On this week’s edition of After Image, producer Veronica Straight-Lingo and I run down a bevy of places to catch any number of movies, including her pick: Russelmania II at the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton.