BEACON (Tribeca 2024) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The spark between Julia Goldani Telles and Demián Bichir that very much drives the film and brings Julio Rojas’s taut screenplay to life. Thanks to them, the film successfully makes these characters believable and avoids them falling into cartooninsh parody. And while there is a delightful spirit of excess that increases as tensions mount, it is never at the expense of the integrity of these two central characters. A watertight encounter with the lighthouse-set horror trope that fully serves the film’s deeper gender political thematics, ,em>Beacon does exactly what it sets sail to do.

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