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Updated: Dec 24, 2019

These are my favorite 'foreign' (outside US) Writer/Directors:

Bong Joon Ho (South Korea)

Chan-Wook Park (South Korea)

Yorgos Lanthimos (Greek)

Lars Von Trier (Danish)

Gaspar Noé (Argentinean)

BONUS.. He's already infiltrated America and has many English films..but in case you didn't know him..

Nicolas Winding Refn (Danish):

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Robert (The Witch) & Max Eggers present The Lighthouse. Starring Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson in a character driven, slow grinding spiral through the human psyche.

Consider it akin to a Theatre performance: few actors (mostly the two) and a single stage. There are long silences, few spoken words and at times it borders Shakespeare (especially when Dafoe breaks into a monologue).

I think most will prefer to wait and watch it from the comfort of their homes. Runtime is just under 2 hours, but it is by no means an “action-packed” film.

IMDB list it as a drama, fantasy, horror, mystery. It’s mostly a drama. Horror is a fair label due to the darker nature and sequences, but don’t expect jump scares. More disturbed than horrifying, but it doesn’t go overboard.

Calling it Fantasy or Mystery seems misleading to me. Sure there are fantasy elements and there is the mystery questions: “what is this,” “what is going on,” “is this real or not?“

I‘d say mysterious instead of mystery and mythical/psychological instead of fantasy. And that’s all you get without spoilers.

Overall I’d give it a 7.5/10; with room to grow over time. It could age well. There’s also more to pickup and understand — but again, I don’t want to overhype. Limit Expectations.

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Updated: Oct 28, 2019

Streaming Services: Netflix (US)/HBO/Prime/Shudder:

(I don't have time to watch all of these, some came out in September, but I'm sharing them as I find them / build my queue. Tall Grass, Shadow, Peaky, Big Mouth, El Camino watched. And I'll watch Watchmen).


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