Director Robert Eggers stormed into international acclaim with his debut film that looked at isolation, madness and paranoia. For his follow-up, The Lighthouse, Eggers swapped Colonial New England for turn-of-the-century New England, a puritan family on the brink of collapse for two Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson drinking, smoking, and antagonizing each other. Yet the film has grown a community of fans still trying to figure out the film’s themes, which include mental health, Jungian archetypes, and Greek maritime mythology. But is the film truly that deep or does it fall into the cracks of pretentious art film cliche? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Jonolobster grab an oar and a bottle to find out.
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