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    “The Witches” film review: a remake of the 1990 classic; how does it compare?

    On October 22, “The Witches” made its debut on HBO Max. Adapted from the famous Roald Dahl book, “The Witches” follows an orphaned boy who moves into his grandmother’s house, only to discover that witches exist. While there is already a classic 1990 adaptation of the movie that exists, the 2020 version is an enjoyable movie with its own strengths.  The 2020 adaptation of “The Witches” has spectacular makeup and costuming. The witches were ominous even in disguise, which made them feel more menacing compared to the 1990 adaptation. The witches prey on children, and the makeup for the witches reflects this. The witches have scars on their cheeks from…