Good. Not great.
Anya Taylor-Joy is fantastic to watch, and they realized the world in an authentic, raw depiction. But the film suffered from a few problems, one of which I won’t get into, as it would entail spoilers.
The Witch is the kind of film that could have greatly benefited from Aronofsky’s “Subjective Filmmaking” style. And by that I mean a complete focus on only the main character, cutting out tangents. This would have shown a couple of gaps in the plot and a character progression that could have used quite a bit more attention. It would have attached us to the main character in a visceral way, and made the emotional content work. It would have given a truer vision of this story and potentially made it a great film.
But, alas, they did no such thing. Hindsight is 20/20, so take heed. There is a profound difference…
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