Sundance Film Review: ‘The Witch’

January 23, 2015 8:28 PM

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Witch’

Writer-director Robert Eggers makes an impressive feature debut with this gripping historical horror-thriller.

A fiercely committed ensemble and an exquisite sense of historical detail conspire to cast a highly atmospheric spell in “The Witch,” a strikingly achieved tale of a mid-17th-century New England family’s steady descent into religious hysteria and madness. Laying an imaginative foundation for the 169...

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