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THE LIGHTHOUSE (2019): The Things I Liked…

The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Pattinson, A24
The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Pattinson, A24

The Lighthouse, a fantasy / drama / horror about two lighthouse keepers struggling to maintain their sanity while living on a remote, mysterious New England island is a movie that noticeably builds and builds; especially where the tensions between its two characters is concerned. It also becomes more and more intriguing, fantastical and has a permeating sense of dread as it plays, resulting in an ending that makes sense but also left me with some questions.

I definitely can’t deny overall that writer / director Robert Eggers’s 1890s set film is a good one. I enjoyed the cinematography, some of the dialogue and definitely the great performances by Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. In terms of how I feel about Eggers’s movie in its entirety, for reasons that include the film’s genre (fantasy especially) and the general loudness based on the sounds and noises the two men had to endure; plus the inclusion of much of the less than sanitary / unsavoury aspects of being a lighthouse keeper in the 1800’s, I can’t say that I loved The Lighthouse. 

Should you find yourself quite curious, give it a chance because it’s unlike most. It also has that stage play quality, likely due to the dialogue style and single setting. Who knows, you may just find yourself far more enthused by the whole experience overall than I was.

I know for sure that during the movie and when it was over, I desperately wanted to believe that the job and experience of being a lighthouse keeper these days is quite different; at the very least, far more sanitary.

Happy Film Loving 

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FIRST COW (2019): New trailer Starring John Magaro, Alia Shawkat, Orion Lee, Toby Jones…

First Cow (2019), John Magaro, A24
First Cow (2019), John Magaro, A24

Starring John Magaro and Orion Lee, First Cow is astory of human connection featuring a loner / cook named Cookie and Chinese immigrant King Lu.

Set in Oregon Territory among a group of fur trappers, the two men collaborate on business that’s reliant on the participation of a wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.

Directed by Kelly Reichardt, additional key cast includes Toby Jones, Alia Shawkat, Rene Auberjonois…

I’m curious about those ‘cakes,’ the bromance and the historical period in which First Cow is set.

Ewen Bremner, Scott Shepherd, Ted Rooney, Gary Farmer, Patrick D. Green, Dylan Smith, Lily Gladstone, Orion Lee and Mitchell Saddleback also star.

First Cow Release Dates: March 6th, 2020 (US)…

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SAINT MAUD (2019): New Trailer Starring Jennifer Ehle, Morfydd Clark, Lily Frazer…

Saint Maud (2019), Morfydd Clark, A24
Saint Maud (2019), Morfydd Clark, A24

Starring Jennifer Ehle, Morfydd Clark and Lily Frazer, Saint Maud is a new horror movie about a pious nurse who becomes increasingly obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Written / directed by Rose Glass; additional key cast includes Faith Edwards, Turlough Convery, Linda E Greenwood, Lily Knight, Noa Bodner, Marcus Hutton…

All the good girls go to hell

A great lyric and one that seems so very fitting for this trailer.

This is also a religious horror film, the kind that’s most likely to rob me of sleep and give me nightmares. We’ll seE how far I get because I am rather interested in Ehle and Clark’s performances. Lastly, is it just me or does it feel as though this movie is bordering on comedy, based on this trailer.

Saint Maud Release Dates: May 1st 2020 (UK)…

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THE LIGHTHOUSE (2019): New Trailer From Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe…

The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Pattinson, A24
The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Pattinson, A24

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Lighthouse (2019).


The Lighthouse which stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe tells the story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

A drama / fantasy and horror film, The Lighthouse is directed by Robert Eggers and also stars Valeriia Karaman…

This intriguing trailer has my attention because of how peculiar it appears to be. The peculiarity in this case equals to humour for me, even though comedy is not the film’s official classification.

As a fan of Dafoe especially, I’m interested in the Pattinson / Dafoe on screen chemistry. I’m not sure they’ve been in a movie together before but I’m definitely looking forward to this – including the fun accent work and dialogue.

The Lighthouse Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US)…

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