The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse ★★★★★

Absolutely stunned. This is a film that takes joy in how fragile our psyche truly is, finding incredibly dark comedy in just how broken we can get when our minds find themselves stranded for even just a bit of time. The pacing of this film is nothing short of perfect, building tension with every horn blare, one eyed seagull chirp and every goddamn fart. Not one single artistic choice here goes to waste. The aspect ratio leaves you feeling so trapped and reluctantly intimate with everything happening. The visuals and editing slowly becoming more and more manic and disturbed, with every new level of insanity being met with equal portions of horror and hilarity. And all this surrounding fearlessly deranged performances from Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe that cannot get enough recognition for their work in this, Robert Eggers really delivers an experience that leaves you feeling like you've been driven mad yourself.

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