The Lighthouse (2019) – Robert Eggers [SPOILERS]

Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, written by him and his brother Max, sees Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe playing two lighthouse keepers on a small remote island in the 1890s. Both Dafoe and Pattinson give very expressive, theatrical performances and chilling and intense character studies. The unrelenting nature of the location adds to the physicality ofContinue reading “The Lighthouse (2019) – Robert Eggers [SPOILERS]”

Leash (2020) – Jamie Thornham

Coming in at just under eight minutes, Jamie Thornham’s latest independent short Leash (co-written with Callum York) is an unsettling, eerie horror that follows Caleb as he tries to track down his missing dog Milo. Set at night, Caleb wanders desolate streets, leash in hand. The straight-forward premise becomes clouded by the obscurity of unlitContinue reading “Leash (2020) – Jamie Thornham”

The Platform (2019) – Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

The Platform, directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, with the screenplay by David Desola and Pedro Rivero, is a Spanish film about the class system and the power struggles that come along with it. Set in a prison referred to as the Hole and a “Vertical Self-Management Center”, two prisoners occupy each floor of the structure, theContinue reading “The Platform (2019) – Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia”

A Quiet Place (2018) – John Krasinski

John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place was a thoroughly entertaining film. Usually I avoid horror films, but the trailers for A Quiet Place intrigued me, and people who had seen the film were raving about it, which was a strong enough incentive for me to see it. Luckily, I found that whilst it can be labelled aContinue reading “A Quiet Place (2018) – John Krasinski”