The Witch, directed by Robert Eggers, set in the 1630s, portrays a family living in isolation and being tormented by witchcraft, and their main suspect, the older daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy).
The Witch is a very detailed film, which is great to put us in the era it’s being portrayed. It also adds lots of layers of symbology that enrich our experience.
Although full of layers, I don’t think the story is complicated. I believe there are more complex interpretations, but I enjoy the simplicity in this case.
The movie’s pace is way too slow, making it boring to many people. Also, I’m iffy about the ending.
Thomasin and Caleb (Harvey Scrimshaw) are my favorite characters, even though every character has something compelling about them.
This movie made Anya Taylor-Joy explode, rightfully so. But my favorite was Harvey Scrimshaw.
The cinematography is a thing of beauty. Excellent.
It is worth the watch, without a doubt, but you might be bored.