The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse ★★★★★

"Yer fond of me lobster, ain't ye? I seen it - yer fond of me lobster! Say it! Say it. Say it!"

The Lighthouse is a stunningly dark and beautiful film. It brings to mind a blending of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock, using the black and white, square screen technique to enhance the darkness in the film and the time period of the story.

It combines with a sense of the madness within that is sparked by the psychology of fear and anger, the film evokes emotions of terror a sense of claustrophobia, which Robert Eggers achieves with the lighting, the setting, the storyline and the choice of two brilliant actors': Thomas Howard (Robert Pattinson) and Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe), whose performances keep outdoing each other form one moment to the next and yet simultaneously achieve a counterpoint rarely seen in today's generic films.

Overall, The Lighthouse is a haunting, hilarious, terrifying, endearing, juvenile, mature masterpiece for the ages.

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