Tagged with Anya Taylor-Joy

“Lilies that Fester: Autumn de Wilde and Anya Taylor-Joy Discuss ‘Emma.’ and How Easy It Is to Slip into Cruelty”

“Lilies that Fester: Autumn de Wilde and Anya Taylor-Joy Discuss ‘Emma.’ and How Easy It Is to Slip into Cruelty”


Handsome, clever, rich, and also so unpleasant in such fundamental ways that the person portraying her doesn’t even like her. Continue reading

The Real Life Horrors That Inform The Witch

The Real Life Horrors That Inform The Witch


In case you don’t already know: I really liked Robert Eggers’ The Witch. A lot, in fact! So much that apart from that there review I just linked, I also wrote this nifty little piece about some of the film’s historical and cultural foregrounding. The long and short of it is that 17th century New England … Continue reading

Review: The Witch, 2016, dir. Robert Eggers

Review: The Witch, 2016, dir. Robert Eggers


There’s not a lot that I have to say about Roger Eggers’ The Witch that isn’t perfectly encapsulated by a single line from Drew McWeeny’s review out of Sundance 2015. “I’m not sure how you explain what you want in scenes like these to kids,” he wrote of one specific and electrifying moment midway through the … Continue reading