The Daily Telegraph

The Lighthouse (2019, b/w)

Film4, 9pm ★★★★★


Robert Eggers’s ferocious film stars Robert Pattinson as Ephraim Winslow, the taciturn new apprentice to Willem Dafoe’s lighthouse keeper Thomas Wake, who is something like a cross between Captain Haddock and Gollum. As the film begins, both men arrive at their post through a cloak of fog, braced for the coming four-week shift; as time passes, their rivalry deepens and secrets spill out.

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