"M.L. Stedman; _The Light Between Oceans_ (2012)
A manic fever dream fusing Greek mythology, Jungian psychology, and German Expressionism with Herman Melville and H.P. Lovecraft, by way of George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, and Guy Maddin, _The Lighthouse_ is about isolation, insanity, competitive masculinity, alcoholism, and farting. The second film from writer/director Robert Eggers, who exploded onto the scene with the masterful _The VVitch: A New England Folktale_ (2015), _The Lighthouse_ was co-"
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“I’ve got no idea what I just watched, but I loved it” - those were my exact words as the credits rolled on _The Lighthouse_.
I’d been chomping at the bit to watch this ever since seeing the first trailer, and recently it’s finally became available for rent on YouTube. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson? What’s this weird looking square framed black and white movie all about I hear you say? Here’s the offic"
"Involving a storm, a small bit of cabin fever and a touch of lovecraftian mermaid mythos... comes 2019’s feature The Lighthouse directed by Robert Eggers written in part by Maxwell Eggers originally loosely based off of Edgar Allan Poe’s last known bit of writing of basically the same name. Taking out the elements of Poe This film follows two men one older one younger played by Robert Pattinson and William Dafoe in some very different roles... Cut off from the public during the storm psychologic"
"moments, the apparently nonsensical ambiguity, or simply the pure WTF sequences... All of these leave me deeply captivated by what the story and its filmmaker are trying to transmit to their viewers. The Lighthouse is the most recent addition to the group of psychological horror films that will make you think, "what the hell am I watching?" Nevertheless, this is one of the most accessible "weird flicks" since most of the story is easily explainable.
Therefore, I hope this Robert Eggers' movie"
"𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑠, 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑦𝑒?”
Time to spill the beans…’The Lighthouse’ is a masterpiece! I loved loved loved loved it! I loved every minute of it. One of my favorite movies of 2019 and I honestly don’t think anything can top it. A slow descent into madness that creeps into your subconscious and won’t be leaving anytime soon.
From the very first frame, I immediately knew this was going to be special. I was hooked throughout until the end credits.
Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson both d"
"I was worried that my enormously high expectations for 'The Lighthouse' would set me up for inevitable disappointment, but to my relief and awe, it somehow exceeded them. This is an extraordinary, baffling, hypnotic, maddening, hilarious, disturbing, disorienting, arousing, absolute mindfuck of a film, drenched in mud and sweat and salt and booze and shit and semen and piss and blood, primal screams of rage and terror, the laughter of madmen and the sobs of the damned, the cry of seabirds and th"
"I've been trying to get my girlfriend to break up with me because I'm too much of a coward to just do it myself. I think if I start talking like Willem Dafoe that will do the trick.
Also - phenomenal performances, insane movie."
"To me this is a perfect film. The emotional ebbs and flows of the narrative wash over you and one moment you're laughing then dread overwhelms you. It's expertly crafted both technically and artistically. Even the sound design lingered with me for days afterward.
It's not a film for everyone. The narrative is far from typical, the dialogue is a heavy dialect, and it's one you have to be absorbed in. It's not a passive movie, it's one that challenges you to immerse yourself in it. But, if y"