I think watching Ari Aster’s films and The Lighthouse has let me appreciate this film more, it’s still kind of stuffy for my tastes but it’s a lot more subtle than its peers.
This an example of film making at its finest. Honestly, I don't know a whole lot about the infamous production of Apocalypse Now, other than the fact that it was awful; and yet, the way the film is crafted and put together is so incredible. The troubled production probably increased the hysteria and darkness that the film conveys as it journeys into the dark hearts of men and their desires.
The film has a simple premise, US Army Captain Benjamin…