The Lighthouse


1890-ies, somewhere off the coast of New England. Young man Ephraim Winslow arrives to a remote island to work with new assistant lighthouse Keeper, lame and bearded drinker of Thomas Wake. He treats subordinates like having a personal servant and forbids him to climb the lighthouse itself and control the light. Ephraim does not let his own past, so at first refused alcohol, the guy increasingly applied to the bottle, and was soon on a rocky island — whether he's seeing, whether actually starts to occur some damn thing.

Director:
  • Robert Eggers

Stars:
Release Date: 2019-11-01
IMDb icon 7.7/10
  • Country: CA, US
  • Language: English
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $18,597,945
reviews
Bunni Marabel
16 February 2020 | 12:44

Oh, Oh... that is a movie of that.

But first I will say that I completely missed this film Mayak from the nominees on the award "Oscar", so how the film was only nominated on one nomination as "best operator". The film attracted me with only a few parameters (and the idea of the film is just that and attracts attention) — this is the main current actors and actors only two — Willem Dafoe Robert Pattinson, black-and-white picture and a place of action. And the action takes place in the 1890-ies of the near the coast of New England, where a young man (Pattinson) arrives at the coast gets the assistant of the old lame caretaker (William Defoe) of the lighthouse.

But for the beginning I want to note the Director of this tape — Robert Eggers whose the latest work "the Witch" also caused some interest among the audience in especially in the genre of horror, fantasy-horror, which for the last decades of the properly itself, not demonstrated Yes I personally never been a fan of this genre, because to create something extraordinary and show the horror that is the human soul and the human condition, to show how man is gradually losing his mind begins to make those actions which may result in the consequences or the karma, has always been not very simple. And if William Defoe moves from one state to another I say that he was very original in this film, the more he has a great acting experience, Robert Pattinson surprised me personally, I even think he showed his character a little better than Defoe himself, or say that his character demanded a certain transformation and Pattinson managed to show the madness of his character (episode Chaika — special attention). Gradual viscous tension between the characters gave a strong impetus already closer to the end of the film. The actors managed to a minimum of scenery and situation show awful and unbearable. even extreme conditions work on the lighthouse. But the most important feature — this is a film only two actors who are continually or turned the dialogue between them. This film — platform actors, they have acting and acting skills.

"the lighthouse" — the loss of mind, grim, dreary movie showing the madness of human nature.

8 from 10

Corina Doti
12 January 2020 | 12:55

Mayak accepted praise. Right, it's nice to follow so unusual for the present day visuals, enjoy close-UPS of the leading actors and severe conceptual plan.

This film seems to be a challenge for most formulaic of horror. Large plans, intricate camera work, the opportunity for actors to give meaningful monologues, the lack of narrative. With such baggage, you can even make something truly iconic. Like to remembered as "Mind eraser." Yes  & visuals — each frame is worthy of attention. And ... those gulls are Really competitive.

***

All so, the advantages are undeniable. But if the film really?

For a philosophical parable, in my opinion, get enough. Have two characters do not a true cause for conflict. Maybe that's destructiveness? Maybe that was assumed to be a Director?

However, such interpretation is simply not enough source data. And the contours presented by Eggers you can encrypt the most unimaginable of things: from aliens to the Second world war. Conceptual art.

But in this section the film does not look like a leader. It is only a little to ask about the history of his create appears that in front of us remake. Remake? A remake for a conceptual locomotive? It is ridiculous.

It remains only to admire the skill of the two talents. But agree with the proposed format they are approved rather than gaining new pedestals. No one can deny them in the incredible talent. But did William Dafoe doing something new in compared same  as"the Antichrist"?

Some moments the moments look really filled with expression. Literally every appearance of a mermaid or continued involvement in the plot of seagulls on its brilliant... But here in the overall picture does not seem so definitely.

***

Developing the theme of the lack of the concept. I remembered the Jack London novel "the Sea wolf". There in fact addresses those of gear. The issues of violence and masculinity, smoothing conflicts and dealing with nature. And let Jack London, the conflict in the times more artificial, but the overall picture looks much more integrated, harmonious. This harmony as time and lacks the ribbon of the Eggers.

Near masterpiece

5 from 10

Hedvig Sileas
15 January 2020 | 02:36

Greetings to all cinemaholic! Not very long ago was reviews. Have quite weaned them to write, however, as always quickly addicted to work develop the technique of writing the review. A while we discuss that for "the lighthouse" is published in cars 16 January.

The events take us in the 1890s, at far from the coast of New England island, where a young Ephraim Winslow to work as the assistant lighthouse Keeper. He caretaker, Thomas Wake — the grouchy bearded old man who does not allow to rise in the lighthouse itself and soon begins contact with a boy as with a personal slave. In addition, on the island of Iframe overtaken by strange visions and nightmares, which gradually drives it crazy...

The Director is Robert Eggers, to this, a couple of years ago released debut original horror "Witch" with Anya Taylor-joy. The work clearly gave the Eggers confidence. It has noticed a major movie Studio, and tarucas the support of Universal Pictures, the Director is not feeling creative "shackles", has created a masterpiece, which clearly no one will be able to repeat. Now tell me why so I think.

I'll start with the atmosphere. His mysticism, gloom and dark color palette, the ribbon is reminiscent of the works of Lovecraft. To this is added black and white filter and scenery showing strannosti and the poverty of those times. And the icing on the cake becomes the unusual format of the resolution 4:3 (square), which gives a certain charm and allows you to see only what the authors consider more important and necessary.

Emotionally, the picture embodies the real human folly and madness. Eggers successfully transferred all the confusion, the hell and stress. Such feelings have soared from beginning to the very end.

Feature "Lighthouse" is that he is fascinating (in a pleasant sense), and simultaneously horror scares. No direct impact on the viewer is absent here, but nobody has cancelled psychological. The picture does not"spoil" any dismemberment or a screamer, but skillfully strikes and chills up to the bones with their revelations about human nature. While "lighthouse" keeps calm and moderate narrative, along with the "easy" showing all the horrors of solitude and of human madness.

But it becomes even more scary when you are immersed in meditation under the denouement of the film and begin to think through the main idea that the author purposely left the "beyond" is displayed. After the viewer is completely aware of the idea of Eggers — it makes in shock and delight.

For the first time in a long time castes consists only of 2 actors — Willem Defoe (Thomas Wake) and Robert Pattinson (Ephraim Winslow), who created an incredibly unique and charismatic Duo. I have not seen such a spirited and emotional game ("Ford vs Ferrari" is not count) that have passed the spirit of the paintings themselves. William and Robert are so accustomed to images that, at times, I completely forgot that the screen actors. Defoe seemed real ex-sailor, and now — a surly lighthouse Keeper. And Pattinson looked like a dejected life assistant, which the warden dumps all sorts of responsibilities. In the final picture of Robert I even managed to scare their game.

At first, the history of the characters is shrouded in great mystery, so as the characters do not very talkative and involved in the dialogue only after a bottle of cheap liquor for dinner. However, an hour later timing the viewer learns almost all the intimate secrets of Ifrima and Thomas one gets a complete view of the lighthouse Keeper and his assistant. I must admit, both are very eccentric personalities that clearly distinguishes the painting of the other her like that.

Follow-up. "The lighthouse" from the type of paintings that capture the beginning let go only after half a day after viewing. This movie must look exclusively to "brain included", otherwise the movie will seem pure nonsense that wouldn't be fair on against the accomplished work of the Director. I can recommend to view this horror-drama ordinary untrained spectator, happy as the film frightening, but in the same time beautiful in its own way. However, the "lighthouse" definitely included in my list of the best movies 2019-th year. And if not the timid, it will this tape leisure.

10 of 10

faq
How much has The Lighthouse made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $18,597,945.
Who is the director of the movie The Lighthouse?
This tv-show was directed by Robert Eggers.
What is the genre of The Lighthouse?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Best Horror Movies 2019, Best movies 2019.
Who starred in The Lighthouse?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes, Kyla Nicolle.
What is The Lighthouse IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.7.
When was The Lighthouse released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2019-11-01.