On a mission to complete all of A24’s films, I had to sit through this muck of a production. I think I’ve walked out of one movie in my lifetime, and if this was seen in theaters, I would have walked out. I would give this zero stars if it were possible. Unless you are trying to complete an A24 list, I highly suggest you skip over this pile of waste.
The Safdie brothers were able to accomplish a true anxiety-provoking experience, which left me feeling like I was somehow webbed into Adam Sandler’s life. The film accurately portrays the depths of desperation, and was willing to show the ugly truth when it comes to gambling addiction. A true cinematic experience that is likely to leave you feeling like part of the family—mentally exhausted, but widely feeling for our characters.
Despite the raw imagery, and nod to black and white cinematography, The Lighthouse seemed to desperately grab attention in odd ways. Whether it was the overly thick accents, the scene cuts that led to little to no suspense, or the lack of insight into intimate details of our characters— the film fell flat.
A film that will grow on you over time, as I have come to learn. Visually captivating, and theatrical in nature, this film gives you a first person POV that really creates a narrative in itself. With likes similar to “Dunkirk” for
It’s stunning cinematography, it’s a true story of the loneliness and seemingly deranged ideas behind war. At first, I was expecting something similar to the “Thin Red Line,” but I find it to be much more enjoyable if the audience walks in without expectations of a typical war movie.