|Went to see The
Witch at Maui Mall Megaplex with Bryon
and Brosius. Stopped at Alehouse
before and after the movie, lit bright as a
cafeteria (it only looks dark here because I forced
the exposure) with wall to wall TVs showing a
marathon of COPS--a
disconcerting backdrop of racist authorities
roughing up one black man after another while a
local dude sang sweet songs and a little girl danced
up front. The patrons laughed, ate, and drank,
oblivious to the omnipresent police state
conditioning. And people wonder how it is Trump
is gaining so much traction. Evil is all around us.
Which brings us back to The Witch. **SPOILER ALERT**
This film is more haunting than scary, with scenes
that can't be unseen. Explicit in some ways, it's
subtle and surprising in others and leaves a lot of
room for contemplation and discussion. What could be
more frightening than being a freethinking person in
a family of holier-than-thou religious hypocrites?
The most innocent is accused of the greatest evil.
Their ill judgment leads to her liberation.