The Lighthouse ★★★★★

I loved it, but even if I hadn't, I'd have still been thrilled from beginning to end to be sitting in a South Carolina multiplex watching something so utterly strange and challenging in wide release. A hauntingly beautiful, deeply disturbing, and wholly original film worth paying attention to.
The Lighthouse is, like I said above, a wholly original movie, but at the same time it employs various methods of psychological horror that so many movies have tried before to varying degrees of success, and so far it's the only one that genuinely worked for me. I'm not wondering which character is delusional, I'm wondering if I'm mistaken about what I've just seen onscreen or how I've perceived it. I legitimately can't imagine what's in that lighthouse and I'm terrified. I don't want to know. No movie has ever successfully made me feel that way before.

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