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The Witch: period horror with a modern edge

20 July 2016 9:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 21, 2016

As horror drama The Witch arrives on disc, Ryan looks at the modern themes beneath its period setting...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for The Witch

When Robert Eggers’ debut movie The Witch screened at Sundance last year, the critical response was rapturous. When wider audiences saw it on its wider cinematic release, the reaction was far more ambivalent. It isn’t difficult to see why; like Gareth Edwards’ breakthrough movie Monsters from 2010. which was a road trip drama with kaiju as its backdrop, so The Witch is a period drama delicately laced with a crimson thread of terror.

In pacing and atmosphere, The Witch is closer to an arthouse film than a mainstream horror, where the jolts and scares are precision-milled to leave viewers throwing boxes of popcorn around their local multiplexes. Eggers’ film is generously steeped in history and years of research; its characters speak a molasses-thick northern British dialect, »

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Win ‘The Witch’ on Blu-ray

18 July 2016 1:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Release on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download from July 18th in the UK is one of the best horror films of recent years, The Witch, and we have two copies of the film on Blu-ray to give away to two readers.

is an unnerving tale drawing from actual historical accounts of witchcraft, written and directed by the winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, Robert Eggers. The film features haunting and poignant performances from Ralph Ineson (Prey, Game of Thrones) as the family’s prideful and intensely religious patriarch William and Kate Dickie (Filth, Game of Thrones) as William’s zealous God-fearing wife Katherine. Newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy stars as the eldest daughter Thomasin and Harvey Scrimshaw plays her loyal but curious younger brother Caleb. Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson play the haunting twins Mercy and Jonas.

New England, 1630: After being banished from his community, a Puritan farmer leaves his colonial plantation, »

- The Hollywood News

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Blu-ray Review – The Witch (2015)

17 July 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Witch, 2015.

Written and Directed by Robert Eggers.

Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson.

Synopsis:

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Much to the chagrin of its fans, the horror genre is often incorrectly dismissed by the wider critical market as little more than ‘trashy movies low on substance’. However there is usually one or two movies per year that penetrate the crusty exterior of those who write for Variety and Roger Ebert, and gain praise from snooty film snobs. In 2014 it was Jennifer Kent’s fabulous The Babadook, in 2015 it was the equally tremendous It Follows, and this year it has been Robert Egger’s debut The Witch, a 1600s period drama about a New England family torn apart by evil forces. Perhaps it’s the setting that swayed »

- Luke Owen

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Film Review: The Witch (2015) – Review #2

4 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Synopsis:  A family of seven in New England try to make a life of their own after being banished by their community, only to find that there are nefarious forces at work. Review: William (Ralph Ineson) and Katherine (Kate Dickie) are a Puritan couple who have been exiled by the elder council in their community …

The post Film Review: The Witch (2015) – Review #2 first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »

- Jonathan Stryker

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Fyc: Kate Dickie and the Raw Emotion of "The Witch"

19 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Out this week on blu-ray/dvd is Robert Eggers's The Witch. Warmly received by critics, but divisive for general audiences, the film is a marvel of craft and inescapable dread. But the film is more than its horror elements and immaculate period detail - at the center is a potent family tragedy as well-developed as any drama you'll seen this year. And the bruised soul of that tragedy is actress Kate Dickie.

Dickie stars as the matriarch of a Puritan family banished from their New England settlement in the 17th century. Her Katherine begins the film essentially wordless during the excommunication, then is defined by her off-screen sobs after the film's first punishments. Once Katherine collects herself, she quickly reveals herself to be a devout believer firmly planted in her role as wife and mother. As things quickly turn from bad to worse, her agony surges with authentic depth »

- Chris Feil

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Film Review: The Silent Storm

18 May 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Writer-director Corinna McFarlane's The Silent Storm is anything but silent. Or nuanced. Or subtle. Set on a remote, nondescript island off the coast of Scotland in the late 1940s, it is a raucous, disjointed cacophony of marital disharmony, community disintegration and tyrannical piety. A gifted British cast, comprising Damian Lewis, Andrea Riseborough and the briefest of Kate Dickie cameos, do not give performances worthy of their standing but are nonetheless hampered by loose, uncertain direction that lacks purpose or clarity. An encouraging turn from newcomer Ross Anderson is the only saving grace here.

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- CineVue UK

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The VVitch

16 May 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This is not your garden-variety horror picture -- its scares stem from primal guilt and fear of supernatural demons and devils that we can't entirely dismiss because people still believe in them enough to do terrible things. Robert Eggers' first film is the best-reviewed horror picture of its year, and quite an achievement. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale Blu-ray + Digital HD Lionsgate/ A24 2015 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date May 17, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens. Cinematography Jarin Blaschke Film Editor Louise Ford Original Music Mark Korven Produced by Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy Written and Directed by Robert Eggers

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I don't find most modern horror pictures scary. The ones that scare usually do so with ideas, reaching beyond our defenses to find and exploit a personal weakness. »

- Glenn Erickson

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365Flicks Podcast – Episode 37 & 38

30 April 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flick podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Podomatic and Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast – Episode 37: Flashback Time…

So the lads have completely run out of ideas and decided it was time to bring you the dreaded FlashBack episode. Nah Kev has gone on holiday so before he went the boys got together to record a sort of look back at the last 16 months. We start with the present and bring you some trailer talk for the latest trailers they wanted to speak about. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange. What follows after that is the interviews the lads have been lucky enough to get since they started attending Comic Cons. »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Couple in a Hole’ VOD Review

27 April 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher, Corinne Masiero | Written and Directed by Tom Geens

John (Higgins) and Karen (Dickie) used to have it all. They had uprooted from Scotland with their son to a small, yet idyllic cottage in the beautiful Pyrenees Mountain range of France. However, tragedy struck by the way of a fire that not only left them homeless, but even worse; childless. With their life destroyed, the pair decide to shut themselves off from the rest of the world and live off the land and take shelter in an isolated cave. After Karen is bitten by a deadly spider, John is forced to make his way in to the nearby town in search of some medicine for his wife. Although desperate to save his wife, an apparition of his recently deceased son causes him to panic and he begins to retreat. Thankfully, local farmer Andre (Kircher »

- Mondo Squallido

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New Trailer for Indie Drama 'The Silent Storm' Starring Damian Lewis

22 April 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We each have our duties in this life..." A trailer has debuted online for an indie drama called The Silent Storm, set on a remote Scottish island telling the story of a marriage falling apart helped by the arrival of a troubled young boy. Damian Lewis stars as a local minister and Andrea Riseborough plays his wife. This actually first premiered at the London Film Festival back in 2014 and hasn't played at any other fests since then, with the distributor holding onto it for a while. Is it worth the wait? I'm not sure. The full cast includes Ross Anderson, Kate Dickie, Eric Robertson, and John Sessions. This actually looks solid, with some great cinematography and a strong story of love and chaos. Might be worth catching? Take a look. Here's the official trailer for Corinna McFarlane's The Silent Storm, found on YouTube (via The Playlist): On a wild and remote Scottish island, »

- Alex Billington

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Couple in a Hole review – a nightmare in green

10 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Terrific acting carries Tom Geens’s harrowing study of a grieving couple who decide to live wild in the Pyrenees

The second feature by Belgian-born director Tom Geens means what it says. It’s about a couple, and they’re in a hole, literally. Traumatised by the death of their son, Karen (Kate Dickie) and John (Paul Higgins), a Scottish couple living in the Pyrenees, have taken up residence underneath a fallen tree and live like troglodytes, shunning human company. This strange film is a ruralist cross between British psychological realism and the wilder, Artaud-inflected fringes of French art cinema. Although it doesn’t quite sustain its intensity to the end, Geens sticks uncompromisingly to the narrative’s emotional logic, while Sam Care’s photography evokes a subtle nightmare in moss green. The acting is terrific all round, with Dickie – so good recently in The Witch – increasingly resembling a female answer to Christian Bale, »

- Jonathan Romney

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Kate Dickie on the challenges posed in filming the ‘draining’ drama Couple in a Hole

8 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

In a film career that is currently celebrating its ten year anniversary, Scottish actress Kate Dickie has proved herself to be quite the chameleon: capable of flitting from one diverse role to the next with a graceful and impressive ease. From low-budget cinematic beginnings, she has since dipped into such mega money behemoths as Prometheus

The post Kate Dickie on the challenges posed in filming the ‘draining’ drama Couple in a Hole appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Film Review: Couple in a Hole

7 April 2016 2:04 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise. Living a survivalist existence to rival any of Bear Grylls exploits deep in the Pyrenean wilderness are John (Paul Higgins) and Karen (Kate Dickie). Not the post-apocalyptic tale that one might expect from such an opening premise, Belgian director Tom Geens' sophomore film, Couple in a Hole, features a Scottish man and wife who have purposefully regressed to feral subsistence. The titular void represents both the physical hovel which they have chosen to inhabit and the figurative state of helplessness and desperation felt after a great loss. Deliberately paced, minimalist in its structure and plot, Couple in a Hole evokes a gripping and stridently unconventional depiction of grief.

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- CineVue UK

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Kate Dickie: 'Breastfeeding a raven is the weirdest thing I've had to do'

6 April 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Red Road to The Witch, Kate Dickie has carved out a career playing dark, feral roles. Couple in a Hole is no different. She talks about starving, stopping washing and the day she had to eat maggots

The Witch is a supernatural horror film filled with haunting, indelible imagery. But nothing quite tops the sight of Scottish actor Kate Dickie breastfeeding a raven. It’s the sort of double-take weirdness with which she’s become associated, carving out a career defined by the unconventional and strange.

Dickie was a woman with an elaborate and perverted rape revenge plan in Andrea Arnold’s powerful Red Road, she strangled James McAvoy for sexual gratification in Filth, she murdered her children in the play Aalst, and she returned to the underpopulated niche of “women who indulge in unusual breastfeeding practices” in a small yet memorable turn as an overbearing mother in Game of Thrones. »

- Benjamin Lee

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Trailer for Couple in a Hole starring Kate Dickie and Paul Higgins

5 April 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release this Friday, a new trailer has arrived online for writer-director Tom Geens’ psychological drama Couple in a Hole which stars Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones, The Witch) and Paul Higgins (Line Of Duty, The Thick Of It). Watch it below after the official synopsis…

A middle aged, middle class British couple is living like feral creatures in a camouflaged hole in the middle of a vast forest somewhere in France.

Less than a year ago, they lost everything in a freak wildfire. Traumatised to the bone, the couple vanished and ended up where they are.

She does not want to return to civilisation because only here she feels she can make amends. Her husband, on the other hand, finds the constant reminder of their misfortune increasingly unbearable.

A secret friendship with a persistent local farmer only increases his wish to leave. The couple’s relationship »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch the red band re-release trailer for The Witch

31 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Robert Egger’s acclaimed supernatural horror The Witch set to return to Us cinemas this Friday, distributor A24 Films has debuted a new red band re-release trailer, which you can view below…

See Also: Read our ★ ★ ★ ★ review of The Witch

New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. In his debut feature, writer/director Robert Eggers painstakingly designs an authentic re-creation of New England — generations before the 1692 trials in Salem — evoking the alluring and terrifying power of the timeless witch myth. Told through the eyes of Thomasin, the teenage daughter (in a star-making performance by Anya Taylor-Joy), and supported by haunting camera work and an ominous score, The Witch is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling »

- Amie Cranswick

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'The Witch' Returns to Theaters This Friday, Watch the Scary New Trailer

30 March 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

'Wouldst thou like to live deliciously... again?' The possessions. The raven. The twins. And Black Philip! Like a nightmare you just can't shake, The Witch is back in theaters nationwide, this weekend only! That's right, starting Friday, April 1st, you can relive all the terror with this year's scariest movie! "A film so f*cked up, Satan would see it twice," comes back into theaters nationwide for a limited time. Once more, experience the unnerving terror of Robert Eggers' instant horror classic.&#160To celebrate this eerie occasion, a new trailer has been unleashed from the depths of hell.&#160

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest - within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately - animals turn malevolent, »

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The Witch Returns to Theaters this Friday, New Trailer Released

30 March 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you missed out on seeing The Witch in theaters but wanted to experience the evil in the woods on the big screen, then you’re in luck, as A24 revealed a new trailer announcing a theatrical re-release of Robert Eggers’ acclaimed horror film this Friday:

Press Release: Wouldst thou like to live deliciously… again? You’ll have your chance this Friday, April 1 when A24’s The Witch, “a film so f*cked up, Satan would see it twice,” comes back into theaters nationwide for a limited time. Once more, experience the unnerving terror of Robert Eggers’ instant horror classic.

To celebrate this eerie occasion, a new trailer has been unleashed from the depths of hell.

Written and directed by Robert Eggers, The Witch stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson.

Synopsis: In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, »

- Derek Anderson

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Black Phillip Is Back In Re-Release Trailer For Horror Sensation 'The Witch'

30 March 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With no new major movies going into wide release this weekend, A24 is using the opportunity to bring one of their biggest hit films ever back to the big screen. Yep, "The Witch" is returning, so get ready, because Black Phillip is fucking back. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson, the film about a colonial-era family living in exile who are beset by terrifying happenings was both a critical smash and box office hit. In February, "The Witch" scored the biggest wide release opening ever for A24 with $8.8 million, and has since tallied up $24 million, putting it a shade behind the $25.4 million haul of "Ex Machina" for the studio's all time record. Here's the official synopsis:  In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Movie Review – The Witch (2016)

18 March 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Witch, 2016.

Written and Directed by Robert Eggers.

Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson.

Synopsis:

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

With “jump scare” horror dominating our screens, The Witch is a refreshingly chilling and simply told horror story that is genuinely unnerving throughout.

The film opens with William (Ineson) and his family leaving a plantation and setting up their own small farm on the outskirts of a wood. It’s a solitary life and Eggers long wide shots make the small house and barn feel miniscule against the landscape. Everything seems perfectly normal until teen Thomasin (Taylor-Joy) is looking after her baby brother and he is seemingly snatched right before her eyes. Subtlety is Eggers power in this film and it is all the more frightening for it. The »

- Helen Murdoch

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