Following his atmospheric debut The Witch, Robert Eggers explores new visual territory with this black and white, square-framed psychological freakout while covering similar thematic ground: fringe characters from a bygone era lose their minds due to isolation, superstition, sexual frustration, and the elements. What The Lighthouse adds to the mix is star power and alcohol. The film opens with two… read more!
Movies Directed by Robert Eggers (in alphabetical order)
Three features in, Robert Eggers has proven himself a filmmaker with a varied visual style and an obsession with recreating remote, long-ago settings in which people are driven crazy by the elements and by each other. Story-wise and image-wise, The Northman doesn't have much to do with Eggers's previous films The Witch and The Lighthouse. Yet with its cracked, "this… read more!
A year after receiving incredible buzz at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Eggers' first feature hits US movie theaters, and proves to be an imperfect but wholly self-assured horror/art film hybrid. The events of The Witch unfold in New England sometime in the early 1600s. A family of English pilgrims is banished from a Puritan plantation in the opening scene, owing to the father's "prideful… read more!