GIRTHLORD has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2020.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I have a wild theory about this film.

    Is this movie about toxic suppressed sexuality?

    Pattinson's character was in love with the man that he killed, he's riddled with guilt and grief. Dafoe's character is an older version of Pattinson, hence why they're both called Thomas, they're the same person! The mermaid is symbolic, a cover up for his true sexuality, hence the anger/resentment towards her. The kissing scene between Pattinson and Dafoe could ellude to self love and the…

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Cult + Time = Religion

    The Witch is fucking brilliant. The best horror film I've seen since Under The Shadow! The pacing, the score, the feeling of isolation, the symbolism, the cinematography, the lighting, the performances, everything felt so measured and deliberate yet so natural.

    In my opinion a lot of religion is built on fear and paranoia, the latter being one of the main themes in this film. The power of religious paranoia/superstition drives this film and makes it…