The Witch (2015)
First screened in September 2015
Director: Robert Eggers. Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Harvey Scrimshaw, Kate Dickie, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stevens. Screenplay: Robert Eggers.

Twitter Capsule: Antichrist meets The Village. Spooky surface meets crossover dreams. Old tropes about faith meet some about the colonies.

VOR:   Witch, please. Most folks like it better, and the milieu is rare, which could make it a touchstone. But despite gifts for look and tone, ideas are old, tricks mostly obvious.



Photo © 2015 A24/Parts and Labor/Elevation Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C


Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Best Director
London Film Festival: Best First Feature

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