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The Lighthouse (2019)

The Lighthouse review

I watched The Lighthouse (2019) last night.

After seeing the trailer and reading a few things about it online I was curious to see what all the fuss was about.

It’s strange, that’s for sure. It’s also very good if you don’t mind “arty” films.

Set in the late 19th century, the movie is about two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) who start to lose their sanity when a storm strands them on a remote New England Island.

Filmed in black and white and in a nearly square 1.19:1 aspect ratio, it turns out that the story started off as an attempt to adapt an unfinished short story by Edgar Allen Poe called “The Light-House”. Other than the title though the two stories apparently bare no resemblance to each other.

As strange as this film is it’s strangely compelling and the performances from (pretty much) the only two actors in it are brilliant! Especially Willem Defoe.

Robert Pattinson as you might know has been cast as the new Batman, a casting choice that’s been met with a lot of criticism. I have to say though, I was already open minded about him playing the caped crusader and after seeing him in this movie I think he could do a really good job!

Have you seen The Lighthouse?

What did you think?

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