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    THE LIGHTHOUSE

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    Sometimes I like to change up my cinema experience, and the one thing I do often (which I really recommend) is to not watch a trailer.
    I went into this movie with absolutely zero idea of what it was about, with exception of the actors Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. For the purpose of the review I will tell you a little bit about it just to make this easier. Shot with a small framed camera in black and white it begins with a boat landing on a remote island with a lighthouse. Both men – a lighthouse keeper and a wicker – are there spending four weeks working alone. The movie explores a few concepts, the one that really grabs your attention is insanity, or more to the point, loss of sanity. The whole experience is left up to your interpretation, the writing doesn’t really explain all too much but that’s what I think is one of the best parts. The story is really harrowing and kind of creepy, it also explores the mythical life of the sea. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson really shine, together they produce a masterpiece because the whole movie is just the two of them. I haven’t seen a movie like this ever before, it’s fresh and new. Most of all it looks amazing. One thing I would say is that you really must be interested in what the movie is trying to do otherwise you may struggle to follow it.  

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