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 :)
Screening, re-watch ~ A surreal Hollywood-through-a-peephole neo-noir infused with broken hearts. Trying to connect the scenes into a coherent narrative makes them more evasive and prone to slip back into the subconscious. Not my favorite Lynch, but the best emulation of a dream I have ever seen (I can say that, because I've seen some weird shit masquerading as real world things in my own dream world).
Lynchian dream logic at its most haunting, and I do mean haunting... This movie will get at you, in scenes like the Spanish version of Roy Orbison's "crying" at the Club Silencio... Oh and Naomi Watts is superb, as usual. And she's gorgeous (sorry that's my male reproductive gaze talking) A ballad to shattered dreams and thwarted love, this slowburn drama, like most Lynch, takes multiple viewings to truly appreciate,