There is some absolutely beautiful imagery in it and a far more damning view of witch hunters than I expected. Sure, it's an exploitation documentary - both condemning witch hunts while entertaining with witches, devils, naked ladies on brooms. And, yes, it replaces "witch" with that catch-all anti-woman "hysterical" but it's trying for accuracy.
Starts slow on lots of text book pictures but picks up with its fictional narrative. Really a remarkable film for its time.
Why is it so hard to make a movie like this where the third act doesn't completely destroy the interesting second act twist?
You had so much potential, THE GIFT. Jason Bateman was really well cast for what you were going to pull off. And then you wasted it. Enough that I am still annoyed.
I get really angry at movies that get this close to doing something unique/surprising and then pull back into conventional thriller land, like they're some sort of gifted kid who ends up working at 7-11.