caasi’s review published on Letterboxd:
to be frank i probably like this more than i like The Lighthouse, but i don’t think it’s as good as a movie. i’m gonna be cynical really fast, the pacing drags itself a little bit, not to an insufferable point but there were a few moments of boredom, the lighting in some of the night time scenes i wasn’t a big fan of (tho sometimes it was spectacular), and there was just a few shots here and there that were kinda eh.
overall tho, as stated, I do like this a lot more than The Lighthouse, and i’m really happy to say Robert Eggers was able to deliver on a meaningful epic filled with bloodshed and themes of vengeance destroying family. i really liked it a lot, i found everything it did to be very impressive, very glad to see Eggers could pull off such an actually deep story with themes that mattered and some fantastic cinematography. really great one shots in here folks, very impressive stuff, and Björk was there