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Hello all!

It has been decided for this site to have a makeover. The site will now be specifically depicting movies, in their realm of criterion collection, classics, cults and craps.

This site was originally viewed to be touching all of entertainment, and sports, but that didn’t take off to where we wanted. The interests are still there, but it is best to limit it to one.

This page now is covered by two people, (Dillon and Jake)  giving in depth writings, vlogs, and podcasts to cover movies. The podcasts will give us the chance to talk about all sorts of entertainment, but within these writings we want to cover all bases from Horror, to indie films.

The “cults craps and classics” will be explored every month. Formerly known as just “Cults and Classics” there had to be another listings for some of these films, as just pure crap.

There will still be biopic posts, with some other content, but primarily it will all be touched upon the artful creation that is film. Our future interests as filmmakers, writers and directors will benefit us both to create this niche.

Cine N Dine will distinguish future movies to see, and perhaps ones not to see. Dillon, our second staff writer will maintain vlogs and post them with in depth looks at what it was we watched for the week. It is exciting to update all of our creativity, and we hope you like it to! Give us a follow!

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Circa 2011 me on top of Dill High School days

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Thank You Project: Make a Difference Today

Helping out a good cause always feels good to the soul, and gains a moral compass within. These past few months I have been helping out an organization called THANK YOU PROJECT.

The goal of this Christian-based nonprofit organization is to significantly impact the lives of individuals in a rural area of Nigeria by:

  • Providing the equipment necessary to dig fresh water wells.
  • Establishing a scholarship fund for deserving students who cannot afford the cost of university tuition (only $2,000 per year).
  • Building a Church.

The THANK YOU PROJECT was brought forth out of a sense of gratitude, indebtedness, and thankfulness to God. We are all blessed in numerous ways and feel obligated to give back to humanity while we are able. Often, we forget how fortunate we are to have simple access to things like safe running water, the ability to go to school and further our education, and the option to practice whatever religion we choose and have a place to worship. Let us remind ourselves that others are not as fortunate.

 

The story itself is gratifying to where it all began.

 

It has been fourteen years since Charles and Ijeoma came to the United States here in New Hampshire, and they have added another daughter and two sons to their beautiful family. While they have built a successful and fulfilling life here, Charles feels uneasy. “I have done nothing for God, my community, and humanity. This is totally unacceptable. If I die today, I really do not have anything to show for all that God has done for me.”

With a renewed sense of purpose, Charles founded The THANK YOU Project in 2014 with a laser focused vision. With your help, he will give back to God by:

  • PROVIDING WATER by drilling water boreholes to provide clean drinking water to Ututu and Achi communities.
  • ESTABLISHING FULL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS to indigent students in Nigeria.
  • BUILDING A CHURCH in his Nigerian community so others may give thanks to God.

 

Please, join Charles in bequeathing a legacy to humanity.

 

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The Crazy Spring Break

This past spring break held lots of promise, and anticipation regarding a trip to New York City, and a get together with an old friend. En route to see Dr. Dog we were packed and ready to go for a solid weekend.

The trip to New York City was in place, and the room was ready to be checked in. I had one leftover spot in the room for one other person. Where could my best friend be within a year of seeing him? One of my best friends who originally lived in New Hampshire, and in the Milford, Nashua and Manchester region. Now living in Spokane Washington there wasn’t much of any other chances of seeing him. Excitement ran through me to the amount of anticipation I would have until I saw him. It was a big deal, not only cause of our friendship, but it’s New York, The Big Apple, endless spots to see, and to catch up. The days went by and the responses back to me grew more and more like my hopes had deceived me. Dillon finally replied two nights before the concert and told me was not going to make it. I was crushed, but I had to ask why of course. When I asked why I was dumbfounded to how the story actually went. Here is the story.

Dillon boarded for nh on a tuesday, it was a sunny warm day. He got there an hour early. The trip was supposed to go as early as monday, but it got delayed. So when i was back in line he saw a few people from the day before, like this girl edna and a redhead I didn’t know. When he got on the bus, he got to the way back seat and following up was this kid. He looked at him and asked if he could sit by him. He of course said yes. The question he asked Dillon were if he rapped. He told him that he did in fact rap, with a new album coming along the way. “What are the odds of that?” Dillon thought. After only an hour and a half of driving we broke down in Ritzville. It was Dillon and the same kid Jessen who he had just met, just playing around and talking about rap and life. The driver told them that they’d most likely be there all day. Dillon told him he had a place to be, that being New York. Dillon joked around some more about making a rap song with Jessen when they got to Portland. The odds were they’d stay in a hotel. There were a couple in front of them who just kept laughing hysterically at everything Jessen and I were saying. We were the life of the party. Bryce, another person Dillon met on the bus was a cool laid back kid with a southern accent, looked like An early 2000s skater he was heading to Arkansas. He was with a girl named ashley who was pretty, she was going to Oklahoma. Another kid named Anthony Dillon me, a black teen with a great smile was gone to Bakersfield California and Shawna was going to Walla Walla Washington. The bunch of them hung out on the bus all day, and ate some delicious snacks and told each other way too much of their life stories. After eight hours, they were finally heading to Oregon. All the while Jessen and Dillon continued to obsess over their rap track. After two more hours Dillon, Ash, Edna, Jessen, and Bryce got off. Shawna and Anthony headed on a different bus. It was midnight and we were at an empty Mcdonalds/gas station. Dillon set up his recording studio and it was then they began freestyling. Ash, Bryce and Edna loved and kept singing and laughing. They were at that gas for a total of six hours.. Altogether they all made the most of their wait as they continued to rap until the sun went down. Bryce bought a beer and the bus driver told him he couldn’t have it. So so with just a few sips he chucked it, and chucked it. At 3:00 am they got on the bus.
“This is where things go interesting.” Dillon told me. The bus went with a change of bus drivers and the previous driver Ben had just left. The new driver, changed everything. This new driver was a prick. The new driver pulled Bryce over and told him to empty his bag or he’s getting kicked off. After saying ok, he still kicked bryce off. So Dillon told the driver he’s getting fired and Bryce had a tear in his eyes. He begged for us to stay. So me and Jessen got kicked off too so they could stay. Then for fifteen more hours we were at a station until we got back to Spokane. The whole time they laughed, and ate pizza and told stories. Bryce had a good voice like Johnny Cash and sang the blues. It all felt like a movie, and time that “was supposed to happen”. Bryce was going to work for a carnival in Louisiana and hooked them up with a job. Dillon declined the offer and proceeded to go home, after missing New York, they then parted ways. Dillon mixed and edited the freestyles with all of them and it inspired him to make an entire EP album. Dillon has been working on the album all the previous week. A few days went by and reported the bus driver, and got him fired just like he told him he would.

All the while this story is something you read out of a book, and a story you could always look back on. While it is disappointing my friend Dillon couldn’t make it to the concert at least he experienced an adventure for the ages.

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Social Media as We Know It

The ownership, and righteousness of what people’s Facebooks, and twitters hold is unfathomable to what things were intended in the first place. Social media can at times show what way you learn just by what you share and post. Depending on how much of a stand you make with that, strong opinion, or open minded, people may be more wanting to take the spiral of silence. To simply not argue, and create tension in the first place is the norm. Wanting to debate these days isn’t civilized and educated that you would want it to be. Social media also creates distractions, and gives forms of brain training to keep accessing the same pin codes over and over. Distractions and addictions go hand in hand for me. For there to be something you’re doing by multi-tasking, and working the amount of your addiction wants you to reach for the phone, and respond. Therefore by multi tasking it seems as if it is a one sided affair that is gained by on how fast you can finish your assignment to answer your phone, update FB twitter, etc.

 

Facebook being the biggest does hold the amount of what we want to see, and by our civil values we can choose what we want to see. However being in that bubble I don’t think is a good thing. Facebook gives you that choice, but there will always be that somebody to rain on your parade, and go against your view, so what is it that we are really communicating? Man, if only the real world was like that, I wish I could block out some people. Social media gives and demands us these powers that we didn’t have so much of before. Being masked behind the screen can deface the humanness of what it is we do not want to face.

 

The infatuation of social media, leaves this generation on Facebook for an average of ten hours a day, and that may not go well with an impressionable mind. From my own experience, social media in large quantities can trigger anxiety, and feelings of loneliness.

 

What seems a bit intimidating to me, is that there really is no sights of what the long term effects may lead to. Who knows if what we are all consumed in is leading to any brain alterations, and complexities in ways of thinking. Going back to the spiral of silence, it seems as though we are wired to rethink what we were going to say.

 

 

 

It seems as though the more we progress with technology the more we rely on it.With a society that is fully consumed day by day on media for ever second of the given day it seems to be a handful. The media consumption is because of the second biggest industry in the world. Brands, ads, creations all around you it correlates much to the electronics that are subliminal. They know how to own their customers and how they can get them to buy what they want. My point being, now that we are all on our screens, of any kind, we consume so much of what is around us. So much so that we may not be able to decipher from what is reality and what is not. There may even be a correlation to the education,  and what we are taught. As a human being to lead through social media blindly is a bad choice.

 

Being aware is the key to it essentially. Otherwise the social media world will leave you in a rapid discharge, by fantasy and by what the person next to you is constantly doing. The amount of time on Facebook in a given day is staggering, checking the informative notifications, the chats and the interesting articles that you choose to follow. I think we all may have thought there would be so much more at this point though in the future. We all might have figured we would have been in a totally different world, but instead we are in a clustered, disorganized society. We all thought we’d have flying cars, and regularly scheduled trips to the moon, but we are left with is our thoughts. Our thoughts show us a connection between us all as a community, but is this always a good thing?

-Jake.

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Happy Predictions! The Nominations That Deserve A Win

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The 88th Academy Awards about to air this Sunday, We have many people ready to grab some chilled drinks and swarm their friends coaches to sit and see who did it big this time around. Brushing aside all the negativity about the Oscars being all white (Which why would Chris Rock the king of black comedy host a racist event?) This year is star studded and glamorous as usual. My one problem is that the pickings are slim. I personally feel like last year was one of the best years for film we have had in a while and the fact that they are only choosing 5 nominees out of a possible 10 is pretty skimpy and something that should reign more controversy than it actually does.
We here at IndieBall take all aspects of film seriously. From the casting and directing to behind the scene cuts including visuals, sound scores, and all around production ascetics. We have a higher demand for films that are on a grande stage like the Academy Awards. We try not to nitpick or demean the film; however we do want the film to be the best of its category, so we will tell our thoughts blunt and crucially on if they lived up to the hype or if it busted.
Now before we get into the predictions, I would like to (with arms wide open) give some insights on the prospects that just barley missed the list. Here, Folks are some Honorable Mentions
Straight Outta Compton told the jaw dropping, odd defying story of the first ever Gangster Rap Group, the notorious NWA.  From racial prejudice in the underrated run down streets of Compton to the riots that changed America, Director F Gary Gray (Friday, Law Abided Citizen) captured what it was like to be a young black male in a corrupt economy and how hard the men of NWA fought not only for their lives, but for their music and for a voice. From Easy E to Dre, Cube to Yella and Ren. These boys outlasted brutal cops, a hateful mainstream culture and the shady industry. This movie was a hard hitting biopic that (maybe didn’t give us the entire truth) but at least shed light on the boys from the hood who started an entire generation of music. On the subject of Straight Outta Compton – Jason Mitchell – Who portrayed the late Eric Wright (Easy E) was a spitting image of the gangster icon who took America by storm and broke the heart of Millions with a devastating yet inspirational battle with HIV. The movie is a tribute not only to NWA, but to Mr. Wright. Jason Mitchell handsdown killed it.. And the fact that he wasn’t nominated is something to think about. He did Easy E justice and brought some deeper profound light on a almost forgotten icon. Sure Straight Outta Compton was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but I feel like it deserves more than that.
One last Honorable Mention, without a doubt in my mind, is The Hateful Eight. There are certain things that get overhyped and dragged out for good reasons, and this movie is one of them. Anything Tarintino touches is a masterpiece and this movie should have been up there for Best Picture. The grimy realism, starstudded cast and intricate story entwined with Post Civil War history and impeccable dialogue. This movie was shafted because the awards weren’t thinking clearly. Only choosing 8 out of a possible 10 noms.
Now. Without further ado….. I will tell you (not just the predictions) but the standouts who I think should take the cake without any trouble at all
Best Picture: The Revenant
I will be the first to say I did not care for Bird Man whatsoever. I was impressed with the Cinematography but the story was awkward and most of the actors in my opinion (Norton, Keaton) Were washed up throw aways. However, Director Alejandro González Iñárritu truly did something impossible. He took his follow up film and crushed expectations. There is so much to say about this groundbreaking project that I feel like I can’t even scratch the surfaces. I said before that The Hateful Eight had glorious cinematography.. But nothing can compare to what Inarritu and DOF Emmanual Lubezki had accomplished. It makes Tarintino’s western masterpiece look like a homemade movie. Looking at all the long drawn out scenes filmed in natural lighting, you wonder how they pulled off the remarkable chorography of constant movement. A beautiful, heart pounding revenge tale with a cast whose dedication and accuracy of potrayal is insurmountable, The Revenant is a story that will leave you saying HOW THE FUCK DID THEY DO THAT. This movie will win without question
Best Actor In A Leading Role: Matt Damon
We all know the tragedy.. Leo has never ceased an Oscar win. I thought he had it back with the Wolf Of Wall Street, but he just barley missed. However, The Revenant he played Hugh Glass, the furtrapper who lost his son to the dang murderous Fitsgerald.. He didnt do the job justice. Yes, he was thrown through the gauntlet, and he delivered some solid lines and movements; but his all around performance was meh. Here is my initial issue. Leo just played Leo.. I dont know how to explain it. There are actors out there like his co-star Tom Hardy, or Christian Bale who can just remove every aspect about themselves and dedicate it to there charecter. Making you almost forget that they even played in the movie. Leo, on the other hand.. Never seems to fully commit. Wheter he is trying to hard, or he isnt finding a connection.. He just doesnt go the extra mile. Matt Damon on the other hand, blew me away in The Martian, A Science Fiction movie based on Andy Weirs book of the same title.  Damon plays Mark Watney, an astronaut who is left for dead and struggles to fight for survival on a foreign planet. Matt Damons transformation into Weirs charecter is beautiful and unique. Delivering heart stinging lines, and constantly on que with the comic relief. You want him to see home again, and its worth while seeing him give anything for the cost to be back.  Though this is a science fiction, which hardly gets nominated.. This project was the right fit for Damon. Bring Oscar Home, Damon.
Best Actress In A Role: Saoirse Ronan
My gut wanted to say Charolette Rampling whose potrayal in,45 years, as a wife in a crumbling marriage who delivered a unrelinguishing performance. But when I think harder about it, the more I see Ronan’s performance flicker in my mind. Ronan ceaselessly gives a evergrowing resonating performance throughout the entirety of Brooklyn as an Irish Immigrant named Ellis who has a captivating battle between what she wants for her life, be it the new opportunities of the new country, or what she feels like she has to do back in her homeland. A heavy hitting example of acting from the young breakout actress
Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role: Tom Hardy and Rachel McAdams
Yes Christian Bale, The Oscar Slayer did it again and just demolished all expectations.. But Tom Hardy, who portrayed John Fitzgerald, the ruthless murderous man in The Revenant delivered a role that I didnt think was possible from his caliber. He amazed me in Warrior, and did a hell of a job in Legend but what he did in The Revenant is unbeatable. From the accent to the body language. He will give you chills and will keep all the attention drawn on him in every scene he offers. Along side Will Poulter who was equally ravishing, Hardy out performs the star Leo and just gives a show of a lifetime. No matter how evil he is in this film, he is a vill
ain you will enjoy despising. Tremendous.
On the other side. I feel like this is an unlikely longshot.. But out of all the ladies, veteran actress Rachel McAdams in Spotlight deserves this award the most. All the women in this category shined bright. Jennifer Jason Leigh is a riot and deserves this too.. But for an all around deliver in a outstanding movie. McAdams deserves this.
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
I need no descriptions for this one. I raved about him and his film throughout the entire review. He crushed it. Keep em coming man.
Of course there are more categories that are of importance so here is a quick list of the remainders we would like to see bring home the gold
Cinematography: The Revenant
Screenplay: Straight Outta Compton
Editing: Mad Max Fury Road
Production Design: The Martian
Music: Bridge Of Spies
Let us know in the comments what you all think! Til next time, this is Indy Ball, here to satisfy all your pop cultural needs.
This Article was written by West Coast Correspondent, Dillon Adair
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The Cults and Classics of February

The winter time is never the biggest time for movies from January through March  so the search for cults and classics released within this time frame is definitely not the easiest. Every once and awhile you find some gems, and memorable ones but for the most part nothing. January and February movies are infamously known for movies that never quite deliver to grab your attention and are surely to be a complete bomb at the box office.

 

However, with the help of my good friend and correspondent Dillon Adair we have compiled a list of movies from this month’s release dates that weren’t so infamous, representing the Cults and Classics of February.

 

The Beach release date: Feb 2nd, 2000

‘The Beach’, starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tilda Swinton. Leo’s acting shows just the tip of the Iceberg to what acting chops he will accomplish for his future rolls. This movie is definitely one of his smallest and unknown rolls, but I still adore this movie for its landscapes, and paradise vibes. It all seems so precious to be within the moment of purity, and being on an island that no one knows about. Things are pure bliss, that is until things go askew and the whereabouts of the island become a known commodity. This movie is bar none a cult, it didn’t get well received, by critics, that may be because of its adaptation from the book that leave people scratching their heads. Nonetheless “The Beach” is underrated and holds intrinsic value towards original Leo fans, and those who love masterful landscapes.

 

 

The Harder They Come. release date: Feb 8th, 1973

 

The story of Jimmy Cliff, reggae musician whose dreams of becoming a musician is put into perspective. A young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. This biopic is underrated, and this film does his music justice, no doubt. I have always listened to all kinds of Reggae and the record “The Harder They Come” is one of the most underrated records ever. The film maybe is not a masterpiece but the music is

This is also one of the biggest cult classics ever and it is very entertaining. The actor who played Jimmy has quite the vocal range himself. If you are a reggae fan, a Jimmy Cliff fan or just appreciate music altogether it is a must see film.

 

 

The Warriors Feb 9th, 1975

 

This movie is really a bit of both, being a cult and a classic. Truly brilliant angst, violence, and original on all levels. The concept is really a timeless and enchanting for just about everything. ‘The Warriors’ is a film that will make most viewers cringe at times, but you’ll forgive the shortcomings and praise with some exciting camera takes, the excellent use of music, and the good performance of David Patrick Kelly as the villainous antagonist. The character arcs are all on their own a work of great writing. The great moment in the movie is when Patrick Kelly, clicking together three soda bottles, coaxes the Warriors out of hiding by whining in what is a spur of the moment acting, “Warriors, come out and play!”

 

 

Saving Silverman Feb 9th, 2001

 

This movie became the revolution of all early 2000 comedies, like the American Pie series, and just about every other gag teen funny movie. ‘Saving Silverman’ however is of the few that actually worked with the help from actors Jack Black and Steve Zahn. This cult classic still never fails to make me laugh, and the chemistry between all of the characters is seemingly effortless. The endless obsessions with Neil Diamond all create a genuinality in this given film.

 

 

Silence of The Lambs February 13th, 1991

 

One of the most cringe worthy, and bad taste in your mouth kind of movie you could ever ask for. ‘Silence of The Lambs’ shall always live on, with the Jodie Foster’s incredible detective skills to Anthony Hopkins brilliant performance sending shivers down your spine. An absolute classic that should always be remembered. Not enough can be said, or put into words on how this movie translates into a psychological horror.

 

 

The Breakfast Club Feb 15th, 1985

 

Oh John Hughes, how I’ve missed your artistic directing and presence that gave us the great inspirations throughout the 80’s. My most beloved of his has to be this right here,‘The Breakfast Club’. I always admire movies that can be done in one single setting, with the same set of actors using all forms of creativity all in the same length of the movie. John Hughes’ pursuit in choosing these complete opposites says quite a lot about society in a day to day sequence. Here you have it in a school setting, 1980’s from sushi to eating pb&j’s. The rich kid or preppy girl, the bully, the jock, the weirdo, and the nerd. All in whom are serving the same amount of Saturday education time, for what was thought to be a drag became a memorable experience. Undeniably a classic.

 

 

Army of Darkness Feb 19th, 1993

 

Oh where to begin with this cult masterpiece? ‘Army of Darkness’ where taking from the satire end of things and tying it with some supreme violence and horror. This was a movie that paved the way for a lot of different horror comedies today. ‘Army of Darkness’ runs with spin offs and all sorts of serious moments followed up with comedic relief. The film really shows what fun can be created in the world of filmmaking with strong writing, pure creativity, and just having fun. The light is definitely shined over the darkness.

 

Office Space February 19th, 1999

 

What’s not to love about ‘Office Space’, honestly? So many quotes of “Yeah, that’d be great.”, and “You took my stapler.” After all these years it is still as funny as the first time I saw it. The fact of the matter however is that it is hardly ever mentioned, or remembered as it should be, like a ‘Clerks’, or ‘Jay and Silent Bob’. This only gives it more reason to be given the nod as a cult, and right where it should be.

 

Bottle Rocket Feb 21st, 1996

 

‘Bottle Rocket’ starring Owen and Luke Wilson in their debut acting roles, and now has since began the great start to their acting careers, as well as director Wes Anderson.’Bottle Rocket’ offers a long lasting adventure, with poignant film shots, and a clever dialogue to boot, all in which gave this movie it’s hidden treasures. Wes Anderson’s feel for his movies don’t go unappreciated, this movie was quite the start into his longed eccentric filming style. ‘Bottle Rocket’ reminds you of films you’ve seen before, but not quite in the same way and style done before, definitely a cult. The Wilson brothers have since carried on well, in their now twenty years of acting.

-Jake Pendleton, jpendoy21@yahoo.com

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Witchcraft brought to the Silver Screen : A review on Indy sensation The Witch

images99R9NL5Q Let me start off by saying that this movie is a period piece and it is not going to be for everybody. With that said: The Witch, a movie ravenously consumed at Sundance by critics and horror junkies alike, Is a haunting masterpiece depicting the Puritan horrors of the late 1600’s New England. Written and Directed by A Production Designer and Costume Designer who up until 2015, was only behind the scenes of the movie world, Robert Eggers took this passion project to astonishing heights. The fact that Robert Eggers was only in the shadows of the industry up until the directorial debut only shows that if you have a vision, you gotta go for it.

Allbeit.. We at Indy Ball are local inhabitants of the enriching lore of witchcraft, being raised in a small New England Town, these depictions of social brutalities and harboring fears had been shoved in our faces since childhood. Years of Crucible readings and visits at the Salem Museums were all too real for us, it had been a yearly preemptive tradition that was just naturally coded into our New England minds. I am not saying we all believe in it, but we do have a deeper understanding and appeal towards it, as it has been apart of our culture and imprinted deep enough so we shall never forget.

Now as far as the movie goes: I have seen reviews, honest ones. Ones that have all been saying the same thing. That it’s boring, or that it is mismarketed.. blah blah blah. Yes, The commercial shows and presents this film as a terrifying experience and a modern masterpiece of horror. Guess what.. IT IS! The fact that our culture is immune to horror is sad, and people expect to be scared, they get so hyped up that the end result is never satisfying. That’s a problem. I went into this movie expecting a creepy historic tale about a family’s will to relinquish there own personal demons while fending off otherworldly presence. That’s what I got. Some of the Imagery in this film is daunting dour and brutal. Minimum Jump scares and the dialog its a bit much.. but it should be that way. The performances from Everybody in this cast is impeccable. Anya Taylor Joy and Ralph Ineson who play side by side Father and Daughter never seem to break dialog or character even during the most intense scenes as they watch their family descend into a peril of demonic darkness. The family is quite literally all you see and deal with in this movie and they are all amazing. Even the two twins who couldnt be older than 8 yrs old dole out some heavy hitting chops.

The long drawn out cinematography only builds a tension that you will beg to end and that when it does.. You will be left shaking and rattling. Yes the climax (Like most movies) leaves you with an undying thirst for more.. But the way they decided to end it, in my book.. Is the right way to do it.

The Witch is genius because it takes old school Puritan fears and brings a new light on it for modern audiences. I was disturbed and sad for a chunk of this movie.. Even if you might not see religion or a love for God, the way that this family is tested and tormented for their faith is unnerving. I easily give this movie a 9 out of 10 and advise you see it in a dark cold theatre alone .the-witch.jpg

 

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