The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project ★★★★

feels more relevant than ever: obsessing over documentation, being wedded to capturing yourself in images, even up to your last moments. it's a ghost story where the ghost is the film itself, the medium of storytelling is identified as the instrument of terror. the ritualistic need of human beings to historicize themselves is an act of self-vampirism that we can't seem to live without, it's a critical human insecurity that nothing really happens unless we're able to tell a story about it, our existence only finding validity in poetry, songs, books, films, the internet. this is a movie about coming to terms with the empty void we're left with when we're stripped of the power to spin our own tales.

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