The horizon of receptivity. If this weren't Lynch, would people swear by it? I'm done with literature about literature, and I'm certainly done with film about Hollywood (like Birdman). I'm not normally the type to care about symbolic representation, but this made me ask, "why is everyone white?" Just because it's laid out as a puzzle doesn't make it genius. Once the pieces are assembled, it doesn't amount to much.
This might be my favorite film. Every time I watch it I see something different, and the foreshadowing is so heartbreaking. So many scenes send shivers up my spine. The man behind Winky's scene might be one my favorite scenes ever because it always terrifies me; however, great scenes like the entrance of the Cowboy and Club Silencio are about just as amazing. If there is one Lynch film everyone should see, it's this.
I was privileged to see this in a grand old theater, a packed house at the Toronto Film Festival. It was rumored that Lynch would be in attendance, he was not, did not matter. This incredible, dark, disturbing, beautiful, sexy, thrilling work of art may be Lynch's masterpiece. It's his Hollywood story with all the glitz and perversion that implies. A melodic journey rather than a destination. A pure hit of cinema.
My favorite movie since the year 2000, a surreal masterpiece that never ceases to impress me. Lynch inventing a new adjective to explain cinema, the most "Lynchian" film he ever made. Welcome to his dreamworld. All words fall short to explain it, without any doubts one of my favorite films of all times.
David Lynch seem to deliver a kind-of new "Twin Peaks" parallel universe story with this fantastic and excellent acted film. Surrealism, dream landscapes, wacko twists, great music, a haunting atmosphere and a lesbian scene add to the fun. That this was a TV pilot with the potential for countless hours of great entertainment is enticing but then we wouldn't have gotten this film's insane ending I guess. Masterpiece.
Being deliberately quirky and confusing for the sake of being quirky and confusing isn't clever or artistic. This entire movie and the guy who directs it comes off as: "Babies First Surrealist Movie" or Surrealism for Dummies. This is my first David Lynch movie and consequently, my last :)