The rooftop performance is the best sequence of cinema I’ve seen this year
"Woulds't thou like to live deliciously?"
This is horror cinema at its finest. Allegorical, atmospheric, unnerving, and utterly terrifying. The fact that this is from a first time director is mind boggling to me. Each shot is meticulously framed, the production design is perfect in reflecting the time period, the score is haunting, the dialogue is genuine, and the acting is outstanding. The writer/director Robert Eggers clearly did his homework for this because nothing about the 1630s New England setting…
Oh man. Just got home from the theater so I’m definitely riding some post movie high right now but I’m pretty confident this is movie of the year for me so far. As someone who had not read the book or even seen David Lynch’s adaptation, I was quickly swept up in this world, the characters and it’s sheer scale and scope. Chalamet is great as Paul and is surrounded by a tremendous ensemble- most notably Rebecca Ferguson as Jessica,…