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The Witch (2016, D: Robert Eggers)

Old 05-24-16, 08:10 AM
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Re: The Witch (2016, D: Robert Eggers)

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The film is exactly as long as it needed to be. It didn't feel overly long to me at all.
Agreed. It was 90 minutes that flew by.
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Old 05-24-16, 09:04 AM
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Crossing my fingers for Robert Eggers and hope he becomes the next Paul Thomas Anderson or Nicolas Winding Refn, and not the next M. Night Shyamalan.
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i think i liked and understood this much more because of DaveyJoe's post

but, was Thomasin
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a witch all along or just seduced by the dark side
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Old 05-30-16, 01:09 PM
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IDK, it dragged for me and I honestly didn't really care for it. The acting from Taylor-Joy was good and the atmosphere for the most part worked, but otherwise I just could not get into it, in fact there a couple parts I thought were unintentionally funny.

**/*****, (C-, 4.0/10, 1.75/4)
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Old 05-31-16, 08:36 AM
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I know, I'm still trying to figure out if the parts with the two little sisters were suppose to be funny or not cause I laughed my ass off every time they we were on screen.

Couldn't watch this a second time either.
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Old 05-31-16, 09:40 AM
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Re: The Witch (2016, D: Robert Eggers)

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Crossing my fingers for Robert Eggers and hope he becomes the next Paul Thomas Anderson or Nicolas Winding Refn, and not the next M. Night Shyamalan.
I think it's obvious, to me at least, that he already is in far more control of his craft than Shyamalan ever was.
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Old 05-31-16, 09:52 AM
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I think it's obvious, to me at least, that he already is in far more control of his craft than Shyamalan ever was.

I don't know about that. M. Knight was in full control on his first two films and the first 3 quarters of Signs before going downhill after that.
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Old 05-31-16, 10:37 AM
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I don't know about that. M. Knight was in full control on his first two films and the first 3 quarters of Signs before going downhill after that.
I sure found "The Sixth Sense" kind of clumsy, to be honest. Without the surprise ending, there is not a lot of substance to it at all.
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Old 05-31-16, 01:16 PM
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I know, I'm still trying to figure out if the parts with the two little sisters were suppose to be funny or not cause I laughed my ass off every time they we were on screen.

Couldn't watch this a second time either.
What made me chuckle was thinking about Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
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Old 05-31-16, 01:51 PM
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Lots of spoilers

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Old 05-31-16, 05:13 PM
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^ Excellent. I think his take is pretty accurate.
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Old 06-01-16, 01:13 PM
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Old 12-03-16, 12:53 PM
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I got to check this out last night and thought it was time very well spent. The dialogue was difficult from time to time, but the subjects to what they were talking about seemed to be pretty easy to follow. Would rather watch a movie in this way, than have to read subtitles the whole time.

Was definitely a slow burn.

Thought that the last 10 minutes or so were very effective and quite creepy. Although the movie throughout had a good sense of this and should also be noted.

I personally feel that most people who thought the ending was not good, probably did not think the movie was good either. Though; those people who watched it and were invested in the storytelling, probably really enjoyed the ending.

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I thought from the moment that Thomasin stood up and was all alone, that it was shot and edited very well for being such simple shots. Great atmosphere and a strong feeling of emptiness/void from the world that she knew.

Almost felt like she would reveal herself to be a witch as she was standing there in the silence before going back into the house.

On more than one occasion I felt like a fade out was going to be the end of the movie.

The male voice for the entity who was Black Phillip was really good. It's like the movie went into overdrive at that point but I did not think it was cheesy in the slightest bit.

The covens' chants were pretty creepy as well, and I would hate to think the possibility to them being real chants that were just broadcasted into my home.

Would be worth a second viewing if I had the time, but will probably just be one and done and I am glad I experienced it at least once.
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I hope this guy doesn't fuck up Nosferatu. We have Murnau and Herzog's version - he's in great company. Don't fuck it up.
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Re: The Witch (2016, D: Robert Eggers)

So, was Thomasin
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a witch all along or just seduced by the dark side?
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Old 12-04-16, 03:08 AM
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So, was Thomasin
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a witch all along or just seduced by the dark side?
That's up to the viewer to decide. You tell us what you think.
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i think she was...
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So, was Thomasin
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a witch all along or just seduced by the dark side?
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I thought that the fact that she went from crying hysterically to then stopping completely as if a switch went off, could lead you to believe that she might have been a witch already (or at least one in training or grooming). Almost as if she stopped acting like she was not a witch as soon as her mother was no longer alive, to possibly keep the illusion that she was not a witch to her mother until she was dead. I could see how the idea of making the mother feel in her last seconds of life that she was wrong about her accusations (even if she was right), would be something evil or sinister that a witch would do to a person.
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Old 12-04-16, 03:05 PM
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Watching this in the moment, without any prior background, I was trying to process everything as a modern piece of storytelling- i.e. looking for things like character motivation and arc; plot complication and resolution, etc.

Finding out afterwards that this is primarily based on a 1600's folk tale, evaluating the film by those basic criteria seems foolish. A folk tale usually follows some kind of dream logic. Hows and Whys don't usually factor into things.

I mention that because of the question of Thomasin.
The way I took it- we are meant to take everything at face value as the story unfolds. Everything is what it is until the story tells us differently.

just my take. I agree that it's very much open to individual interpretation.
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Old 01-02-17, 12:59 AM
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I enjoyed this film so much more the second time around.

I don't think I had a clear viewing the first time I had seen it because of all the ridiculous hype & marketing surrounding the film at the time.
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This was my favorite film of 2016, and will easily make my list of best films of the decade. It's an absolute masterpiece and it felt like it came out of nowhere.
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Old 01-05-17, 07:28 AM
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This was my favorite film of 2016, and will easily make my list of best films of the decade. It's an absolute masterpiece and it felt like it came out of nowhere.
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Old 01-05-17, 10:13 AM
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This was my favorite film of 2016, and will easily make my list of best films of the decade. It's an absolute masterpiece and it felt like it came out of nowhere.
I listed it in the Top 10 2016 thread, though I'm not quite as ga-ga as you are. But it's always good to see appreciation for the film. So many people talk about how boring it is. I just want to slap them around.
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Old 01-05-17, 10:57 AM
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Re: The Witch (2016, D: Robert Eggers)

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This was my favorite film of 2016, and will easily make my list of best films of the decade. It's an absolute masterpiece and it felt like it came out of nowhere.
Just watched this a few days ago. May not have been my favorite of 2016 but it is - without question - one of best films of that year or any recent year.

Moody. Creepy. And then...it goes deeper.
I hate to see this labeled as a 'horror' film because it is just so good.
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Old 01-05-17, 11:47 AM
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Moody. Creepy. And then...it goes deeper.
I hate to see this labeled as a 'horror' film because it is just so good.
I'd call it a psychological drama/thriller which in some ways reminds me of Roman Polanski's Apartment Trilogy (Rosemary's Baby, Repulsion, The Tenant)
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