Ben Young’s review published on Letterboxd:
I MEAN WHERE DO I START OH I KNOW..
It's easy to feel like a narrower, 4:3 aspect ratio is just kind of an "indie, hipster" predilection, I don't but I know people who do, but there's something(s) about shooting a film in this format that does something a wide screen cannot do.
It's ability to narrow your view of the world, down almost perfectly to the dimensions of the human face, is both intimate and claustrophobic at the same time. While a grand Vista can look stunning in cinemascope, the box filmmakers have worked in since the dawn of the flickering image is perfect for showing you a world, a mind even, that's confined, where you and the images on screen are locked together in the dark, so close, so familiar, yet so uncomfortable.
Ok uh that was a lot.
But man, I feel like it really encapsulates how this movie made me feel. There's been few cinematic experiences I've had thay compare to watching Pattinson, Defoe, and the towering monolith they operate squished together like sardines in a fog, dirt, and water filled world, braving the storms outside and in.
My fingers are tired, I need to see this like a million more times. You should to.