The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse ★★★★

Okay what in the holy f*ck did I just watch, I was expecting something artistic and even though that was delivered the twisted dark tone was on some next level shit. I won't try to understand it lol, and I feel like anyone who says they fully do are lying. Either way it doesn't make the film any less amazing than what it had to offer.

It just felt like a movie made from the 40s, the black and white along with the aspect ratio change is pure atmosphere. The minimal scoring and soundtrack really set the tone of being alone, the constant sounds of the raging water and later on with the storm really gets to you. Even the sound of the lighthouse starts playing tricks on you, so while the characters dive deeper into insanity the audience does so as well. I've heard stories of lighthouse keepers going nuts, most of them are from the era of the 1800s and early 1900s but imagine how many lives would've been saved if they just had porn. There's a lot to process, the symbolism is cryptic but if you're familiar with old nautical tales then I'm sure you'll have your own theories, also something about Icarus flying too close to the sun.

This is why sailors start seeing mermaids and shit because they just wanna bang someone, that and of course not being with civilization for too long. People don't understand the power of social interaction, and how much of an impact it has on mental well-being. Even introverts need to socialize, not as much as extroverts but it has to be done regardless. Overall that was a f*cked up movie and I dig it, two great actors that both had insane monologues that prove to us why they're the best pair to play these characters. I didn't think I'd survive two hours of screentime with only these two, that's impressive af.

Tl;dr - Note to self: Do not apply to be a lighthouse keeper. Sh*t was crazy.

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