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FILM REVIEW |The Lighthouse – a little bit homoerotic

Robert Pattinson in director Robert Eggers THE LIGHTHOUSE. Credit : A24 Pictures

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Powerful acting by both Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, and superb cinematography by Oscar nominee Jarin Blaschke, are the highlights of this film about two men sent to a remote location to take care of a lighthouse in the middle of nowhere.

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As boredom, heavy and continuous rain, and monstrous waves take their toll on both men, they start grating on each other after too many meals and too much time together, and it all comes to a head as Pattinson’s Ephraim Winslow starts getting annoyed as Dafoe’s bossman character Tom Wake barks one order too many.

A bit on the homoerotic side, The Lighthouse is visually so unlike any film you’ll see this year, or even this decade.

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