The Witch (2015)
Rodrigo Teixeira, Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Jay Van Hoy
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson
Parts and Labor, Rooks Nest Entertainment, RT Features
1 Hour and 32 Minutes (92 Min)
A New-England Folktale
Evil takes many forms
$40.400.000 (έως 24/08/2016)
The sirens of triumph were blowing from early last year when "The Witch" by rookie Robert Eggers premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Since then have the accolades for iniquity shall abound the debut of Eggers and stays longer to see if the work it is entitled to such a warm response.
Witches and magic do not occur as often in horror repertoire and the particular issue has not given many great productions is the bitter truth. Amazing exceptions like "Rosemary's Baby" and "Suspiria" could not move any time of course but no one says rather than to quality jobs even smaller caliber on witches. How easy is well about "The Witch" to be another bright exception.
From the beginning of the film seems purely enchanting directorial job done by sending the film to another level. Actually the "The Witch" has nothing to envy from big productions in directorial piece. Another point that deserves special mention is the very strong performances by all the actors whether they are adults or children. Sometimes even we meet and an unusual theatricality to them e.g. When the Puritan father turns out religious nature monologues.
The photography and the natural environment where the facts constitute another advantage. The bright Glade where the family farm is a breath from the mysterious dark forest in which lurks the untold evil will invade in family life by creating a formidable opposition.
Originally there were plans for more scenes with the black goat that we see in the film but due to insufficient training of the animal does not ever completed.
As regards the terror, he is not offered as in most modern horror films, namely metaphysics standard jump scares, but it's slow and torturous zoom of paranoia, of drama and with black. In other words we are talking about genuine psychological horror based on the anticipation of tragic moments that surely will come without getting to know how exactly you are here.
Impression also causes the intense religiosity of the film and the obsession to concepts such as sin and the Atonement. Essentially the nature of the film is half religious but without priests. The deep religious believe of family members and the convincing way Express do their job swimmingly leaving aside achreiastoys priests and would-be exorcists in which religious horror movies often resort.
I understand that the ' The Witch ' can escape and be tired enough viewers with the unusual image of and to be fair it's not flawless like film. However, for those looking for a different, more "cinephile" approach with deeper content and strong themes in horror cinema, the debut of Robert Eggers compensates them.
The WitchMovie Review Highlights
- The terrible religious monologue of a dying boy.
- The shocking scene where a crow injuring her mother's breasts.
- The bloody attack of the Black Goat family father Phillip.
- The diabolical finale.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Dynamic directed by rich doses of realism, the atmosphere of paranoia and despair, excellent performances by all, dramatic climate, dynamic scaling for the last 20 minutes.
The slow progress, the somewhat simplistic structure of the script, the moderate number of genuine terrifying scenes.