“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” plays out very much like the painting of a masterpiece. It takes its time, slowly sketching out the skeleton. Its movements are careful and tender. Eventually, the details are filled in, and all of the elements come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
“Parasite” has been hailed as not only the best film of the year, but one of the best films of the decade. The hype is rightfully earned.
“Midsommar” is a sophomore accomplishment worth celebrating, even if its glacial pacing and indulgence may alienate viewers.