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The Lighthouse (2019) ★★★½

The Lighthouse

This is a film mastering in misery and mindfuckery. Isolate two strangers together for 4+ months in ramshackle living quarters working to keep a lighthouse operational in the 1890s, no less, when manual labor is extreme and communication with the outside world is lost. Yep, you’re bound to witness a slippage of sanity, as viewers will attest.

So if your cup of tea is to watch mind’s crack to the pressures of isolation and uncertainty, this one’s for you. There are a few really funny moments that come across during the breakdown, but otherwise it’s a bleak, hopeless film that could very well cause a hapless hangover of waning sanity in the days after you watch it.

Rating: ★★★½ (out of 5)

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