The VVitch (2015, Robert Eggers)
Puritans, New England, Early America, Witches, God-Fearing, etc.

Acting: 10
Anxiety: 8
Atmosphere: 9
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 6
Production: 9
Recommended: 10
Scares: 4
Story: 8
Unpredictable: 8

Total: 82

I was excited for this one, and when it did, K and I popped into our little auto and headed to the movies, a luxury we don’t normally afford ourselves. This movie did not disappoint. It’s very quiet, and very slow. Very thoughtful. It’s largely a discussion of the importance of religion in colonial American life, and some of those very early folktales - which, in this movie, are also very real. The movie is beautifully shot and incredibly eerie, making me at once jealous of the earnest quietude of a mostly uninhabited landscape, and fearful of the dark woods. Highly recommended, particularly if you’re staying in a cabin in the woods for a week.

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