The Witch

The Witch ★★★★

Despite my rating, I have kind of mixed feelings about this one? When it first came out I was obsessed because it was unlike anything I had seen before. But now, it feels like it just didn’t quite play it’s strengths. I want far more of the mother, and far far more Anya Taylor-Joy. Give me more moments like the crow. Kill off the less talented actors earlier. If you’re going to give me a religious based slow burn, and maybe this is fucked up of me, make it worth it with some biblical sized bloodshed!
Anyway, low key it’s a little boring at times. BUT the score, the design elements and (most of) the performances are all impeccable. In typical A24 fashion, there is rarely, if ever, a moment that doesn’t at least look beautiful/ iconic.
This is my third viewing and I still feel the same unsettling sense of dread that I felt the first time. So, mission accomplished?

SOMEONE CAST ME IN A ROBERT EGGERS MOVIE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD OKAY. 

4/5 Black Phillips