One might ask why I’m comparing these two movies that appear to have very little in common. For “The Witch” is an extremely dark horror film while 1917 is an historic drama the come to think of it is a bit dark as well yet that is not why I’m bring these films together here. Both films have incredible cinematographic effects which take you out to a different time period yet only “The Witch” does more then take you to such a time period it brings you in and holds you there. In “1917” you’re basically watching from the outside. For it’s not just language, wardrobe and effects that have a viewer pulled in but character development that is potion which “The Witch” uses so effectively. A potion that comes to a rather dark ending in the vain of a Rosemary’s baby. Both films are incredible pieces of art but one stays with you for better or worse.
If my thesis on Oscar nominated films is correct “A Quiet Place” will be nominated for best movie of the year in 2019. I say that even if it isn’t the best movie in the year to come because it has taken horror movies in a direction they have never gone before… “silence”. Oscar’s are all about taking the art of film-making and putting it on a different canvas especially a canvas that is still P.C. “A Quiet Place” is a fine and somewhat scary film with some scenes that jump out at you but there are also a few slow moments that probably could have been left out. It also would have added a new dimension if we understand a bit more of how this history of this tale occurred. Yet maybe that will be another reason it will be nominated for an Oscar because this film doesn’t need to.
*** – A Quiet Place- A well conceived horror film that should be scene by all those that love this genre if only to see something different.[youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/WR7cc5t7tv8″]