Melvin Benson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Eggers is a brilliant and creative storyteller and while virtually every facet of his two films The Witch and The Lighthouse speak to immense talent (more so in the latter) I am not so sure he has figured out how best to translate a message, or purpose, or anything beyond simply a strong power to engage, enthrall, and entice his audience.
At the end of the day, one has to ask themselves, "What was the point?" and with both of these movies, I'm not convinced Eggers explores that all too well.
Even so, great performances, loved the creativity, not so sure I'm in line with those scenes (even if I love weird), and visually appealing through-and-through. Also, please give me more long and dramatic monologues. Thanks!
Thoughts might change later. Idunno. We'll see.
Bumped from a 6/10 to a 7/10. I like thinking about and taking this movie apart in my head. Idk. If I choose to watch it again I could probably change my mind and like it a lot more but we'll see.