Friday, May 29, 2020

The Lighthouse, 2019 - ★★½

This is a another crazy film by Robert Eggers who wasted my time before with The Witch. This is not AS bad as The Witch but still a nautical mess. The story (not much of one) focuses on two lighthouse keepers played by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. They both go cuckoo-crazy over a few weeks of their shift. It's hard to understand what is real and imagined through all the visuals of mermaids and light-obsessed fancies. I enjoyed watching Dafoe talk like a pirate and Pattinson seems to be hitting full stride as a top-notch actor now. I just didn't love the black and white 4x3 aspect ratio and think Eggers is too loony for his own good.

If you want to see a movie that makes sense, skip this one.