The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

DVD - 2020
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A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2020]
Branch Call Number: DVD LIGHTHOUSE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Candlekeep
Jul 25, 2020

Fans of the strange and psychological will find this film of interest. Casual horror viewers looking for big scares may find this movie lacking. Willem Dafoe delivers a solid performance throughout.

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ralwal
Jul 23, 2020

Dark, old, knew right away it was not for us.

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DanielleMa
Jul 18, 2020

I have a policy that if a movie doesn't get interesting after about 25 mins I turn it off.
This one lost me at the first 10 mins but I kept watching to "see what would happen next" and nothing ever happened. Skip it.

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PeaceFinger
Jul 06, 2020

SKIP IT AND WATCH "THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD"...
It's the story they wanted to tell, but art prohibited the use of pirates.

LoganLib_Kirra May 27, 2020

The Lighthouse is a unique movie with a forbidding plot that challenges the viewer and ensnares your attention.

JCLDylanR Apr 29, 2020

Beautiful, slow-burning film, with stellar performances from the small cast. Each shot is obviously painstakingly constructed, & the sound work--though often jarring--is fabulous. For me, director Max Eggers has officially joined the likes of Ari Aster, the Fiala/Franz pairing, Alex Garland, André Øvredal, & Jordan Peele as must-watch filmmakers of modern horror.

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.

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hammer59
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 island....so 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.

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graybear1
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".

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marx_bro
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.

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