January 31, 2016•100 words
The VVitch is slow and the dialog is, at first, difficult to take in. Viewers can thank first-time writer/director Robert Eggers’ strict attention to detail and adherence to realism for that.
Taking place in the 1630’s, viewers follow a religiously pious family as they are shunned out of their new-world colony and forced to settle elsewhere. Their sanity slowly dissolves as an unknown force infiltrates their lives and they try to start anew; they suffer tragedies, experiencing loss of crop, family, and faith.
Never-ending gloom hangs in the air and, for 92 minutes, I'm absolutely enthralled.
This movie is perfection.