From visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers ('The Witch'), this heavily atmospheric horror film follows two lighthouse keepers living on an isolated New England island in the 1890s. When a violent storm prevents them from leaving, the pair must fight each other to retain their sanity and survive as reality seems to crumble all around them.~Jay Hayward
Audio Commentary with Co-Writer & Director Robert Eggers
Robert Eggers’ follow up from his 2015 masterpiece, The Witch (not the VVitch), is truly a marvelously filmed, written, and performed film.
One thing I love about Eggers’ films is that the dialogue stays true to the era, making the mood and interactions feel more genuine. The old sailor talk is really one of the best things about this.
Willem Dafoe is at his absolute best. Robert Pattinson is wonderful as well.
The cinematography in The Lighthouse is absolutely beautiful.
But despite all of that, the storyline itself felt a little hard to follow. A lot of imagery was used throughout, imagery that told and reflected certain mythological stories. And those are stories I’m not familiar with, so really it was a tad bit too much for me.
Still, one of 2019’s best. Heavily overlooked.
This movie was very intense, odd, and atmospheric similar to how The Shining was. The black and white cinematography was really great. There was one shot that looked like a crane, but was being pulled up by a rig was reminiscent of the crane shot in Citizen Kane. It has my favorite acting from Willem Dafoe. I loved him as Green Goblin, but this was completely beyond that. The slipcover looks really nice, glossy shine to the cover. It was a missed opportunity the manufacturer didn't commit to the black and white theme completely. The Blu-ray case is a standard cheap blue Blu-ray case and the disc is blue. There was also not that many extra features, but that was expected with a smaller release. Overall, a good release that could've been better.
A twist of drama and suspense The lighthouse is such a wonderful well done film it takes place During 1800s it’s in black-and-white it’s for mature audiences Willem Dafoe is excellent for. Protraining old man lighthouse keeper.Excellent dark from the creators of the witch
As a huge fan of The VVitch, I was very excited for this movie, and it does not disappoint. The film is less about direct horror but still has those elements in bits and pieces. It's funnier than I thought it'd be, with several lines I've gleefully shouted at my friends. Even if the true horror of The VVitch isn't there, The Lighthouse is just as tense, and keeps you wondering where is it all going.
Yes this movie is filmed in Black and White, but it is so very interesting to watch. The Acting by William Dafoe and Robert Pattinson is excellent, and keep your attention. The time period it takes place is the 1800's on a lonely remote island off New England, and then things get interesting as a storm approaches.
This is really a movie for endie lovers. It is a diamond in the rough. It's black and white and that of course ads to the drama. This was one of those movies that leaves you with a thought.... Did I figure this one out or not. It is different, and I think you will need to see it several times to grasp the concept. A+
5 star. B. Beckner
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent psychological horror film
Eggers' previous film, The Witch, was a great period film that captured a palpable sense of paranoia and hysteria set in a 17th century New England countryside. His follow-up hones his affinity for both period pieces and psychological horror, excelling in almost every way. Highly recommended.