The Lighthouse
First screened in October 2019 / Most recently screened in February 2020
Director: Robert Eggers. Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes. Screenplay: Robert Eggers and Max Eggers.

Twitter Capsule: Sounds, images, actors in first half build compelling case. Steadily diminishes, backing itself into silly corners.

VOR:   Sonically, photographically, topographically, idiomatically, this is bold, fresh stuff, until it embraces stale ideas of story, theme, style.

Photo © 2019 A24

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize (Directors' Fortnight)
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supporting Male (Dafoe); Best Cinematography

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