Robert Eggers

Review: The Northman

Review: The Northman

Year: 2022 | Rating: Before I get into my review, I just want to make it clear that above all else, I desperately hope that The Northman succeeds at the box office. This is the type of ambitious, mid-budget passion project that is becoming increasingly rare in the current cinematic landscape, so even though, as you’ll find out, I wasn’t crazy about this movie, please, if you have even an inkling of interest, go see the film and decide for yourself. The only way we’re going to get more films like these is if they make money. Now then, on to my thoughts…
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Review: The Lighthouse

Review: The Lighthouse

Year: 2019 | Rating: The Lighthouse is a very hard film for me to pin down how I felt about it, because it's such a unique mish-mash of film genres, literary references, symbolic imagery, psychological concepts and mythology. For sure, the horror elements don't really work for me; I think that when most people learn that I don't really "do" horror movies, they think that it's because I don't like being scared or that I'm squeamish to gore, but the fact of the matter is that these elements simply don't affect me at all. This isn't some claim to macho-ness or…
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