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]
Edition: DVD
Branch Call Number: HORROR 791.43616 LIGHTHOUSE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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AydinK
Oct 20, 2020

Oh, this slapped. Love when a film reminds me that Greek mythology doesn't have to be boring or overdone. Note that there IS quite a bit of nudity, sexual content, and violence.

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Buddy08Chu
Oct 14, 2020

No thank you. I liked this less and less until I was grateful to reach the end. Good performances but very unpleasant viewing.

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Argoclub
Oct 06, 2020

If you like David Lynch's early work..... you will love this film.

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2020lib
Oct 05, 2020

The depiction of 1890's two Lighthouse Keepers, was both boring & hard to understand.
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This 2020 DVD movie "THE LIGHTHOUSE" was shown as a Color Movie; (in the library descripton "characteristics") but was all presented in (BLACK & WHITE) in a SQUARE BOX;
no WIDESCREEN as shown in the NOTES from public library.
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This is a Rating: [R] - for sexual content, nudity, minimal violence.
I DID NOT SEE any of that, for the entire 1hr 49min movie.
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Other library users in late SEPTEMBER 2020, who viewed this DVD movie before me, thought it was ABOVE-AVERAGE DVD movie to watch.
But [IN MY OPINION] - I did not like it, and thought it was 1/2-STARS-RATING out of 5.

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tfassett88
Sep 22, 2020

Such a great film! Robert Eggers is hands down one of the new masters of horror. Superbly acted (it's Pattinson and Dafoe, of course it's great), and superbly directed with atmospheric visuals. While the story is not as strong as Eggers' first film, the Witch, it is still a great horror story about isolation, slow descent into madness, and the guilt of one's past. To more casual viewers, I can see how the language and overall style of the film can be off putting. But if you watch with subtitles (which I highly recommend) and turn off all your lights you'll be pleasantly spooked.

Don't let the bad reviews here put you off, this is a masterclass in atmospheric horror.

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Tommyknocker
Sep 22, 2020

WOW WOW WOW and WOW!!!! Amazing acting. Just amazing. On the same shelf as David Lynch if you understand that comment. Both actors should have received Oscars!!! If you DID NOT like it, you have to be 26 years old or younger, no life experience; uneducated. AND PLEASE do not ever watch any Bergman or Haneke films.

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walls187
Sep 21, 2020

You'd think with the slow madness the world collectively plodded through during the covid19 lockdown that people would appreciate what these two lighthouse dudes were going through. Art imitating life in some ways: the slow erosion of niceties, the stark contrast of before and after, the blurring of time in between, the ennui as a slow poison to sanity. I watched this before the covid hit the fan with the same people I cohorted / covid-bubbled with and we just ironically laugh about it occasionally before trailing off to awkward silence, lol...I guess it's too soon for some people to digest, but there's some wonderful metaphors, great acting, gritty story and strange siren song allure to the quaint madness portrayed. Yeah it's not for everyone, but it's an art film sooo, lol...

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Liblo
Sep 13, 2020

What a waste of time. Great acting and visuals can't make up for bad writing. Over the top and sophomoric.

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KathyAG
Sep 11, 2020

If you’re lucky you’ll fall asleep through the entire thing.

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catvluckey
Sep 10, 2020

Just not for our family.

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