Extremely perfect. Every shot is executed lovingly, everyone's skin lit for maximum luminousness. I wanted to protect these women at all costs, and at the same time I loved watching them go out and get it done. Every character is beautiful and unglamorous, every emotion real and earned. This is why I go to the movies.
For a movie that ostensibly focuses on two sisters, basically all the action is driven by men. I wanted the folksy youth pastor dad gone way sooner - he's too good at living off the grid already. What's the fun in watching a doomsday prepper get their wish? Also, I feel like a broken record but: I know sexual assault is a thing that would happen a lot more if society broke down, but I don't need to see it.…
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In the moment, I loved this and didn't want it to be over, which is no small feat for a 2.5 hour movie. Immediately afterward I started realizing the Cold War subplot didn't really hang together with the witches' coven main story, especially the old psychiatrist who got separated from his wife during the war. It probably didn't help that I was 100% convinced the psychiatrist was actually a woman wearing facial prosthetics (maybe it was his voice? IDK), so…
Still a perfect movie. I love the progression from squirming discomfort to "maybe this dude is OK" to "holy shit this goes all the way to the top." I love how Dan Stevens manages to be charming, sexy, and scary all at once. I love that you're rooting for both him and the hapless family he descends upon (as opposed to most slasher movies where the killer is some faceless menace and you are actively rooting for his victims to…