I just watched the film: The Lighthouse.
Wow. It’s awesome. The photography, camera angles, lighting, acting, just all so good. So atmospheric. You can feel the harshness of the location, and the hard work.
If I didn’t recognise the actors I would swear I was watching a 1950’s Hitchcock or outstanding contemporary. Being black and white, and shot in almost square format helps provide this dated feel. But it’s also the angles, the shot compositions, lighting, and other cinematic aspects that make this a true outstanding recreation of the genre.
I didn’t actually know it was based (loosely) on an Edgar Allen Poe story, but as soon as I found that out it made total sense, even though the story is different.
This film is classy, scary, humorous, disgusting, puzzling and engaging all at once. Highly recommended.