The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Le Phare

DVD - 2020
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"Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s"--From
Publisher: [St-Laurent, Québec] :, VVs Films,, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Phare [videorecording (DVD)]


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Best Cinematography Nominee, 2019 (Jarin Blaschke)

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IndyPL_HeidiH Mar 28, 2020

It looks like previous ratings for The Lighthouse are all over the place. I really enjoyed it, but I think you have to be ready to just let it unfold. It has a dark, brooding, unsettling mood throughout, there's very little dialogue, and what dialogue there is, is in a strong dialect that some people may have trouble following. I thought the acting was fantastic and very believable. There are a few other trippy psychological thrillers like this that I also love, but I don't want to name them here and accidentally give any spoilers.

Mar 21, 2020

Right now the storm of Covid19 is raging--my beloved library shuttered, and I am as stir crazy as a wickie on an I rented this gem at Redbox. Egger's impressed me with "the Witch" and this film did not disappoint! Defoe and Pattison really crushed this one and the cine was masterful. Might be a little dark for the kiddies.

Mar 16, 2020

This is one of those critics' or film-student films. Good acting (especially Dafoe) and sometimes great visuals, but overall deadly slow and boring. You keep waiting for something specific to happen to reward your patience, but alas, it never does. We did not find it at all suspenseful and there was no surprise ending or anything. This (writer?)/director also did the nearly as boring and unsatisfying "The Witch".

Mar 13, 2020

Nope! I didn't get it? It looked to me like two dudes that slowly go insane and wind-up at each-other's throats. Defoe (whose grand pappy authored Robinson Crusoe (fun fact)) did a pretty good job I guess.

Mar 08, 2020

Two stars. One for atmospherics and another for performances, especially Willem Dafoe.

This is as "two-hander". That's the term for a drama with just two characters and, usually, interacting in a limited or confined setting. This movie qualifies.

It also qualifies as one of the most unpleasant movies I've ever seen. Unpleasantness...without a purpose, a moral, or satisfying and unexpected ending. It's called a horror movie, but there's nothing to horrifying here. Gruesome? Certainly. Morbidly fascinating? Possibly, if you can stomach the gruesomeness.

Subtitle: How To Go Mad in Six Weeks.

Be forewarned.

Mar 04, 2020

Horrible Movie

Feb 29, 2020

2 hours I will never get back! 1/2 a star for satisfying the curiosity of what a mermaids sexual parts may look like. WASTE OF TIME!

Feb 29, 2020

I wasn't crazy about the movie.
Then I watched the specials attached where the talked about the making of the movie. Then I was intrigued.
The lenses and filters were from the 1930s and were designed to remove the color red to give their skin a very weathered look.
The movie was well researched and the entire lighthouse was built for the movie.
You have to see this it was made first then watch the movie to really appreciate it.

Feb 27, 2020

Not really a fan of this one.

Feb 25, 2020

Both Dafoe & Pattinson were soaked in character, tho this land guppy couldn’t sea out the ending soon enough. Arghh!

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