This Wilderness: The Witch (dir. Robert Eggers, 2015)

“What went we out into this wilderness to find?” 

The Witch starts with a girl’s face and this question. The basic American question, really: Why get on a boat and come to New England? Why leave everything, and everyone, to hack out a sparse living in the bitter cold? What is the point of it all, the girl’s father asks: “Leaving our country, our kindred,…

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