Best Movies Streaming Right Now The Lighthouse

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

Gather round, friends, and I shall tell you the tale of streaming movies! Once upon a time, we were all stuck inside, and we badly needed entertainment to fill our days. The problem: there was just too much entertainment to choose from. How could we even begin? Thankfully, Now Stream This came to our rescue, and told us exactly what to watch, and where to watch it.

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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: The Lighthouse

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime

The Pitch: Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe play two lighthouse keepers who are stranded on the remote island during a storm, leading them to descend into a booze-soaked frenzy of sexual frustration and isolation-induced insanity. Sound familiar?

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Maybe Robert Eggers’ claustrophobic horror movie about roommates from hell hits a little too close to home, but The Lighthouse is the perfect kind of deranged cautionary tale for our time. Dafoe turns in a brawny, briny masterclass of a performance as the film’s longtime lighthouse keeper who greets Pattinson’s newcomer, a secretive young man who quickly becomes irritated by his partner’s shotgun-like farts and hokey superstitions. These irritations quickly rise to the surface when the pair are trapped together by a raging storm, which brings out all the repressed anger and lust that the two had been harboring. And strangely, watching it, it gives a little levity to the current quarantines we’re all stuck in. After all, it could be so much worse.

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a24 auction

This is how we all win: with a massive A24 auction of the studio’s most iconic film props in which the proceeds will go to charities helping those hit hardest by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The studio announced an online A24 Auction for props from acclaimed films like Midsommar, The Lighthouse, Eighth Grade, and of course, Uncut Gems and its famed bejeweled Furby.

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animal crossing movie scenes

We’re a couple weeks into practicing self-quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the boredom may be beginning to set in. But not for the players of the newly released Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the wholesome Nintendo Switch game in which players spend their days catching fish, building houses, and paying off loans. But most importantly, they’re recreating movie scenes.

Scenes from films like The Lighthouse, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and Howl’s Moving Castle have become popular to parody or pay homage to, with many players sharing their nifty custom designs of beloved characters on social media, to the joy of their anxious followers. Because in a time like this, what better than to celebrate cinema with chibi versions of beloved movie characters?

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New Blu-ray Releases Joker

It’s time again to take a look at the latest in physical media. This week finds Joaquin Phoenix dancing up a storm, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe farting, Rian Johnson’s first attempt at a mystery, and some cursed body parts. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week

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the lighthouse trailer

With The Lighthouse, director Robert Eggers has created one of the best, and weirdest, movies of 2019. His follow-up to The Witch is a tale of supernatural New England horror, a dizzying descent into paranoia and debauchery, and a filthy comedy about what it’s like to share a small space with the roommate from hell. You’ve never seen anything quite like it and quite frankly, you probably aren’t prepared for it.

I was able to speak with Eggers on the phone for an all-too-brief interview where we discussed his New England roots, directing the film’s intense performances, and yes, crafting fart jokes.

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Fantastic Fest Day 5

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.)

Welcome to Fantastic Fest 2019, day five. In this entry, In the Shadow of the Moon is a slick sci-fi serial killer thriller and The Lighthouse is a gonzo, genre-bending masterpiece.

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the lighthouse trailer

Just as “cable knit sweater weather” begins, A24 is dropping a new trailer for The LighthouseRobert Eggers‘ creepy and bizarre follow-up to The Witch starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two unhinged lighthouse keepers with indecipherable old-timey accents. Watch the new The Lighthouse trailer below.

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the lighthouse trailer

Facial hair! Accents! A 1.19:1 aspect ratio! A heavy dose of “What the hell am I seeing?” It’s all here in the first trailer for The Lighthouse, the latest tale of terror from Robert Eggers, director of The Witch. In this black-and-white nightmare, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe play old-timey lighthouse keepers on a remote island. Things go downhill pretty quickly. Watch the incredible, creepy and incredibly creepy The Lighthouse trailer below.

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The Lighthouse Review

Robert Eggers smashed onto the indie scene with his 2015 Sundance hit The Witch. A highly stylized, theatrical film with dialogue drawn from the 17th century and a diabolic edge, the film made ten times its budget and garnered carte blanche for his follow up film. In the interim, iconic actor Willem Dafoe approached Eggers and said he’s do anything the director wrote. Thus was born The Lighthouse, an acerbic, haunting film of maritime madness and mayhem.

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