george f’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is such a great Lynch. The first time I watched it was on an old videotape I discovered in a sketchy pawn shop, before I knew what Lynch’s entire filmography was, and it left me with only metal, violence and grime in my subconscious. It was the filthiest experience I can remember, but oh so perfect.
Just like Lost Highway I couldn’t follow the story the first 5 times, yet this story is pretty straightforward? So many scenes involving toilets and nudity. This is weird and extreme as can be even before Bobby Peru shows up.
Lynch’s depiction of bad guys in his career is downright demonic. All of the good characters here chainsmoke. The editing here is his most sadistic. That sound effect that plays when it cross cuts from Sailor and Lula driving and Marietta is hiring a hit man, I’m not going to be able to get that out of my head all day now.
Love how Diane Ladd and Laura Dern got to make the same art, it adds to the warmth in a way.
And what can be said about Crispin Glover that hasn’t already been said? He steals this in only one scene. Apparently the deleted scenes are an hour long and he has an additional one.
Love this so much. As much as I love Mulholland and think it has a power that nothing else has, this is sorta my favorite of his nowadays. Ruff ruff!