The Lighthouse (15)
Dir: Robert Eggers
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman
US, 2019, 109 mins
Two 19th century lighthouse keepers, stationed on a remote, storm-blasted New England island, fight the elements, the spirits and each other in this turbulent psychological thriller. Ephraim Winslow has taken a four-week post as an assistant to Tom Wake, a grizzled man who runs his lighthouse with a mix of brutal authoritarianism and drunken camaraderie. Tensions soon arises when Winslow is given a list of grunt tasks, none of which includes tending the light itself.