An icy murder mystery, astonishing animations and a lesser known Arnie drama all features as we bring you the best films on telly today.
Robert Eggers, director of 'The Witch', pushed his actors to the limits in 'The Lighthouse', but when it came to Robert Pattinson's method he says, “Please, be my guest, pee your pants.”
The return of a heavy-breathing dark lord, first contact like we’ve never seen it before, a humanitarian scrapping with a CGI bear, a 20-storey Paul Rudd – it’s safe to say that in 2016, we’ve seen it all.
‘Nosferatu’ has nabbed ‘The Witch’ director, Robert Eggers. During a recent episode of IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast, the up-and-coming director and screenwriter revealed that his next movie will be a remake of the 1922 horror classic, ‘Nosferatu’. “It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do ‘Nosferatu’ next.
Robert Eggers’ ‘The Witch’ is an altogether different brand of horror film. Rather than a film purely about scares and the explicitness of them, Eggers invites us to truly buy into the folklore, lifestyle, and mythology: the witch herself, the notion of religious influence, and the conflicting sets of rules that binds them together.
The trials of the Pendle witches preceded Salem by almost a century, occurring in 1612 in and around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, a place thought 'wild and lawless’ at the time. 12 were accused of the murders of 10 people in the local area by the use of witchcraft, among them six from the same family, the Demdikes, and others from the Chattox family. Agnes Sampson was the most feted of those accused in the North Berwick witch trials in East Lothian in 1590, which saw more than 100 accused and 70 executed.