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Favorite films

  • Blue Velvet
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Inland Empire

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  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

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  • New Nightmare

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  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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  • An Unmarried Woman

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  • Wild at Heart

    Wild at Heart

    β€œIf you’re truly wild at heart, you’ll fight for your dreams. Don’t turn away from love, Sailor. Don’t turn away from love.”

    All killer, no filler. An over-the-top, dynamic, surreal, stylish, sordid, sexy, violent, hilarious, and profound film about love. Lula + Sailor forever.

    The pacing, editing, and cinematography are some of the best I’ve seen in Lynch’s films, the soundtrack is perfectly eccentric, and the performances are truly β€œwild at heart and weird on top”, as is most of…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    Absolutely consuming. The end of the universe tangled up in a visual/auditory puzzle box of symbols, archetypes, and cliches we know to give us a false sense of security as we try and figure things out...but all of that is just an illusion to cover the pit of constantly encroaching darkness, unexpected moments, unknowable things, and seductive evil that lies behind every red curtain.

    There were so many times during this experience that I was unexpectedly forced into emotional overdrive…

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  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    Horror Explorer 2021! #9

    Stylish, tense, violent β€” I can already tell I’m going to enjoy Dario Argento’s filmography.

    I decided to start from the beginning, with 1970’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.Β The movie’s genius set-ups and murders, killer cinematography, chilling Ennio Morricone score, and quirky characters make it an effectively moody thriller that had me yelling at the screen in suspense! An excellent dose of giallo terror.

  • An Unmarried Woman

    An Unmarried Woman

    Where’s my sexy Alan-Bates-looking British abstract artist, eh?

    All (half) joking aside, this is an amazingly intimate and important look at the life of a woman dealing with the aftermath of a messy divorce after a long marriage. Paul Mazursky’s script and direction are so poignant and real and observational β€” details, details, details. Such great dialogue and acting to deliver it; Jill Clayburgh shines and is so natural in the role. Her emotion bleeds through the screen β€” the…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    An idiosyncratic, enigmatic, melodramatic, heartbreaking, insightful, droll dreamland, deeply influenced by noir, classic Hollywood tropes, and surrealism.

    On my third watch, Mulholland Drive hasn’tΒ lost any of it’s mysterious charisma β€” it remains a well-paced, consistently entertaining watch, and continues to reveal different layers upon every viewing. I’m not sure how Lynch would’ve played out the TV show, but what he did with the pilot episode he had and how he expanded it to fill just a feature film is certainly…

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    What a vision β€” holy fucking shit David Lynch. A fog of deliriously genius subconscious.

    After two viewings only a day apart, I’m still completely intoxicated by the effects of this movie. Inland EmpireΒ leaves me unsettled somewhere in my mind I can’t readjust. It also feels genuinely emotional, horrifically humorous, and exceptionally unique.

    It’s 3 hour runtime is filled with multiple instances of the movie eating itself, telling it’s audience the eating was a magic trick, and throwing the skeletal…