The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse ★★★★

Compelling as a vision of hell, with hell depicted as being trapped in a 19th century New England lighthouse and being gaslit by Wilhelm Defoe’s sea shanty pretensions and farts, but I don’t know if it has a lot to say beyond that. Still, what a vision! Visually arresting and impeccably acted, the film takes particular glee in repeatedly reminding us just how much more literary prior generations were to our own.