The Lighthouse ★★★★★

[just guys being dudes] 
     this film is seriously phenomenal. gr8 acting, directing, set design, set decoration, script, cinematography, sound, editing, and overall just all the things that make a movie great. The aspect ratio manages to feel suffocating, stuffing all the action into a 1.19:1 aspect ratio, but it also ads to the feeling of isolation and being stuck at the lighthouse. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson do fantastic jobs with their respective roles. Dafoe especially has such perfect dialect that he just embodies the character. The choice to do it in black and white with the orthochromatic film just absolutely set the time period and added so much texture to the film. The slow drive to insanity is one of my favorite types of stories and The Lighthouse pulls it off perfectly. Every scene just takes you deeper into the minds of these men trapped together with nothing to do but tend to the lighthouse and drink oil and honey. I just - I love - it’s perfect <3

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