Wild at Heart ★★★½

Lynch at his most metal and irreverent, which obviously necessitates an equally unhinged Cage lead performance and Jack Nance raving about dogs. My main qualm with this film with regards to Lynch's wider filmography is that I don't quite gel with these characters as much as I'd like to - the central love story honestly feels too exaggerated to have much depth and the eccentric mobsters are now too familiar (and done better in his other works) to be exciting. Still, this doesn't remove the fact that this has an incredible Badalamenti score, gorgeous magical realism elements and a side-character called Jingle Dale. It's irrefutably enjoyable and I can't quite believe it won the Palme d'Or but I'm sure glad it did.