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Review: The Lighthouse


This movie is weeeird. For starters, it’s a 2019 film which is in black and white and almost square aspect ratio. For seconds, everything else about it.

The setting is simple: two men are on an island tending to a lighthouse, one old and cankerous, the other young and proud, and explores their relationship. As the film progresses, cracks begin to show; Winslow begins to have hallucinogenic episodes, and becomes more and more obsessed with discovering why Thomas is so protectiveness of the lighthouse. I won’t add any more details for the sake of keeping this spoiler free, but the film escalates, and does so wonderfully. It’s gritty, it’s gross, it’s psychedelic, and I can highly recommend it if you’re looking for something strange to watch.