The Lighthouse ★★★★

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Probably my favorite of the year so far. Still not quite sure what to make of it, but it kind of blew me away. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson give two powerful and explosive performances. The structure and tone made for an extremely captivating experience and the tale of rivalry, duality, madness, drunkenness, confusion, and the ocean made for the most engagingly unique theater experience I've had in some time. I also have to say that this probably has my favorite direction and cinematography of the year so far, not to mention some of the better writing. It's truly impressive, beautifully made, and highly compelling, and a film that will be endlessly rewarding the more I revisit it (and will probably jump up to a 9/10).

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