‘The Witch!’ is an interesting, suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining movie that takes place in contemporary London. The film is directed by Jane Campion and has a mixture of classic horror film acting performances by Streep and Cate Blanchett as the ghost and arch enemy respectively. Jennifer Lawrence also has a good turn as the naive and trusting young woman who falls head over heels for the morbidly Gothic’man’ she happens to run into. This film is a mild but effective spin on traditional fairytale villainy and the filmmakers do a good job of creating an atmosphere that evokes feelings of fear and suspense.
The movie progresses chronologically as the slowly simmering relationship between the young women begins to complicate when one of them passes away. Mina (Cate Blanchett) is devastated by the loss of her friend and begins to slowly lose faith in herself and in the entire existence of the world. This spells trouble for Ruth (Jennifer Aniston), the woman who still has very little understanding of the outside world and is more or less clueless about what will happen when Mina passes on.
|Released Date||December 30, 2020 (NHK General TV)|
|File type||SRT(Zip file)|
As the relationship between Mina and Ruth develops, we get introduced to the other characters involved. In addition to the aforementioned ghost and the count, there’s a middle class woman referred to as ‘The Witch’ (Annabellejad), who keeps watch over the area where Mina lives while her faithful maid ‘Eve’ (irstin Sorkin) tends to her household. While it would have been more interesting had the characters in this film been given more depth, it’s not enough to make The Witch! memorable. However, the one redeeming quality of the film is the terrific acting performance by Jennifer Aniston as the woman attempting to save herself, and the late Jacob Lofland as the man trying to save his own life.