um idk how i feel about this one. i think it’s brave and disruptive filmmaking to make a movie about girls’ sexual agency and its repression. but on the other hand, the lisbon girls are clearly the object of this story and not the subject. i was hoping this was intentional, reflecting how everyone, especially men and boys, in this story collapse them into one thing, reflecting how they are seen but not known because their only value is the…
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this nigga eating beans... on toast
this is like a darker sci-fi cleo from 5 to 7 (thematically not plot wise) but where the femme fatale trope is subverted and complicated in order to explore humanity.
i jumped during a scare(?) and i haven’t done that in years.
sis at the end was like, fuck being human/woman, and i felt that
the score is fantastic.
the only thing is because everything about this movie is cold and detached you definitely feel its runtime. i felt it halfway through but the movie managed to catch my interest again.
this is my third or fourth time watching the witch. this movie is so damn good and it gets better with each viewing.
besides being technically amazing the witch is so thematically rich from gender and religion to puritan colonizers being quite literally afraid of the land. it reminds me of this quote from perfume genius about the line “no family is safe when i sashay” from queen where he says that it’s about finding power in that fact that just existing makes people uncomfortable and afraid.
also we stan good child actors.