The Lighthouse (2019)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Another psychological thriller studying paranoia in isolation.
2) Both actors justifed their role of two lighthouse keepers with questionable past and dubious personalities.
3) Shot in Black&White in the Movietone ratio gives a certain weight to the entire movie.
4) After The Witch (2015), its Robert Eggers second project and we are sure to expect better from him in this genre.

 

CONS –
1) A pretentious plot with an ambiguous climax.

 

QUOTE –
Should pale death, with treble dread, make the ocean caves our bed, God who hears the surges roll deign to save our suppliant soul.

Cosmopolis (2012)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) “Mecca” by K’naan
2) Some clever one-liners.

 
CONS –
1) Surreal but pretentious. Low production value, disappointing CGI, amateurish cinematography, and sloppy acting. Robert Pattinson as the lead is miscast.
2) A social commentary on the capitalist system but not at all gripping as a movie.

 
QUOTE –
Didi Fancher: Talent is more erotic when it’s wasted.