Poison for the Fairies ★★★½

A little too kid-centric for me, even if the leads are both excellent and behave like children instead of some adult’s conception thereof. (A double-edged sword if ever there was one in a few uncomfortable, mercifully brief scenes.) The climax is uncommonly satisfying, too, and Taboada leaving the witch-in-training angle open-ended is an impressive feat, although I’m still bugged by the fact that it’s partially (mostly?) in service of a horror trope some male artists just can’t seem to get over — the fact that women get old, essentially. Poison comes in more than one kind of bottle.

Anyhow, extra points for Letterboxd’s header image above. It’s a fleeting bit in the movie that deserves the memorializing. GFY, JC.

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