The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse ★★★★

A deeply psychological, suspenseful, and often hilarious nightmare depicting the result of a power struggle between two men deserted on an island and their descent into insanity, never knowing what's real and what's in their head. Dafoe and Pattinson give stellar, career-best, Oscar worthy-performances. Egger's direction is excellent. The score is haunting. The outstanding black-and-white cinematography, alongside its aspect ratio, gives the film that late 1800's aesthetic which enhances the atmosphere.

I can see my score for this film going up upon repeated viewings, as it's gone up an entire half star the more I've pondered it.


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