☆ Sophie ☆’s review published on Letterboxd:
About time I finally watched this. I've been putting this off for too long thinking I wouldn't enjoy it. To my surprise, I really liked it.
The Lighthouse is one of the most original, stylish, and ambiguous films I've seen in recent years. The Lighthouse is a visually stunning art piece. It creates constant tension with only two characters and minimalistic spaces. It's drunkenly metaphorical and leaves you in a dreamlike state that has you questioning reality. In addition, the performances of Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are extremely impressive and carry the movie. This is more of a slow-burning psychological thriller than a full-blown horror film, but it is effectively disturbing and creepy and the more the film goes on the more it gets to you. These kinds of "descent into madness films" are always a feast for the eyes and a puzzle for the brain. The Lighthouse leaves the viewer pondering. One thing I would recommend is to put the subtitles on as it can be very difficult to understand what Dafoe's character, in particular, is saying. Last but not the least, The Lighthouse is the typical film that deserves to be watched more than once.