Angelo’s review published on Letterboxd:
Mulholland Drive, directed by David Lynch, is one of the best films I have ever seen. That's not an exaggeration- it's up there with Goodfellas, The Godfather, Bronx Tale, Blue Velvet, American Beauty, Pulp Fiction, and all the rest. When I finished watching this, I said to myself, this is why I watch film. It's films like this that make you wonder about everything- business, beauty, love, and answers.
I need to watch this a second time to fully understand the story, but regardless, I'm in such awe of this film. Everything, down to the landscape, is perfect. Music is haunting and electrifying, cinematography literally made me grind my teeth at how tense this film was shot, the acting was something else, especially from Naomi Watts, and of course, the masterful David Lynch was on his mysterious a-game on this film.
People will, not may, find this film incredibly confusing, and that's all due to the fact that you must- you MUST go back and revisit this. You cannot watch it once and be done with it. It requires a second watch. And I haven't even watched it twice, and I already know that no matter how many times I watch it, it will never fail to amaze me. There were just too many moments where I was in literal awe of how good it was.
I could probably go on and on about this film even though I just finished it, but I would probably run out of energy. I've been dying to see this film for some time by now, and when I got this chance, I was not going to let it go to waste. What I really want to say is if you want to watch this film, please do, but be warned that you need to be patient in order to love this film. It's not boring, but it takes its time. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves film and anyone who wants to be questioned. Fantastic film, someday, I will probably write a full paper on this film. This is really making me consider filmmaking. David Lynch, god bless you for making this, Blue Velvet, and Twin Peaks. Masterpiece!