The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse ★★★★★

Two hours of captivating cinema. Critics who call The Lighthouse "Hitchcockian" are truly doing this film a great disservice. Frankly, there is nothing "Hitchcockian" about this beautiful film. The Lighthouse feels like a grand love letter to early cinema with visual influences from the likes of Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau. The Lighthouse feels like a horny, fever dream, Greek tragedy interpretation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in beautiful black and white.

In short, a beautifully filmed power struggle between Pattinson and Defoe fueled by alcohol, alienation, and lust. From start to finish The Lighthouse is packed with stellar performances from Pattinson and Defoe. Certainly, not to be missed.

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