The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse ★★

Matt says it best.

One star for Robert. One star for Willem.

I’m sorry guys.

(UPDATE: I don’t have it in me to do a full review for this and tear apart a movie that so many are clearly loving, but I will simply say that, in spite of the two insanely committed lead performances, this movie just rehashes age-old themes of isolation and masculinity - among others - with absolutely nothing new or interesting to say or add to the conversation, and when there’s always so ! much ! going ! on ! it becomes hard to emotionally latch onto anything concrete. The film is so busy assaulting your senses that it forgets to actually flesh out its thematic subject matter to offer you something to ruminate on later. As an exercise in style, sure, the technical aspects - especially the cinematography and sound design - are outstanding. As a coherent narrative or a philosophical exploration, however, it fails epically.)

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