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thumbnail The Lighthouse (2019 USA )

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Director: Robert Eggers
Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman |
110 mins                 Rated R

While Robert Eggers’ 2017 film The Witch explored the insidious effect of fairy tales on a small God-fearing community, the writer/director’s follow-up shows how such stories can corrupt the mind of an individual. The elder, Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe), is the veteran, a thickly bearded, salty old dog. He’s an absolute tyrant and a bully and it seems his former assistant lost his mind and died. His replacement, Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson), is new to his job. Previously an itinerant timberman, he’s wracked by guilt at having stood by while a man was drowned in a river and he wants to make a new life for himself. But the longer he stays on the island with a gruff, mean, farting, ranting Dafoe the more he drinks; and the more he drinks the crazier he gets.

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