Monday, April 30, 2007

INLAND EMPIRE (2006, David Lynch)

Gonna have to check this one out again for sure, although I'm not sure it'll make sense then either. But then I'm not sure it's supposed to cohere completely, or even to work as anything more than a series of Lynch brain droppings. Doesn't quite sustain itself over the course of three hours, the last two of which feel like a less inspired version of the final two reels of MULHOLLAND DR. But there's still some fascinating stuff on display here. I do wish Lynch would reconsider his decision to stick to digital, since it runs counter to his knack for strange and vivid colors. Final note- someone asked why Laura Dern didn't get more Muriel Award votes, and I can still only say that it's because more people didn't see this. Too bad, because she's pure genius here, and it would've been nice to see someone other than Mirren take the prize. Rating: 7 out of 10.

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