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"Woulds't thou like to live deliciously?"
This is horror cinema at its finest. Allegorical, atmospheric, unnerving, and utterly terrifying. The fact that this is from a first time director is mind boggling to me. Each shot is meticulously framed, the production design is perfect in reflecting the time period, the score is haunting, the dialogue is genuine, and the acting is outstanding. The writer/director Robert Eggers clearly did his homework for this because nothing about the 1630s New England setting…
Didn’t expect this to be so depressing but it’s all the better for it. De Niro and Pacino’s best performances in years but Joe Pesci steals the show for me. He can go from friendly and welcoming to menacing with one glance. I was never bored through its three and a half hour runtime. In fact I think the runtime benefited the film in that you got the sense of time passing and the weight of Frank’s actions accumulating and…