Ralph Gillis’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Witch (2015)
Robert Eggers is a creative director who wants to bring something new and original to the horror genre and I will support him for that because he has succeeded with his noirish and gritty taste put into his films. Anyways let’s get along with the review.
The Witch takes place in New England in the 1630s, the atmosphere is stunning and very realistic. The dialogue matched the 17th Century well with the vocabulary used. Anya-Taylor-Joy was great and delivered a genuine performance which paid off at the final act. Ralph Ineson was amazing and deserves a lot of praise for his performance, he fits his role perfectly with his voice, presence and attire. Kate Dickie was good too for delivering a performance involving the emotions of hatred, sadness and disgust, she pulled it off and succeeded. The ending was very tense and suspenseful, the connection between the characters had vanished and resulted in a disturbing yet efficient finale.
The Witch was good and brought something new to the table but was a bit too heavy for my taste.