Mulholland Dr. - 100 word review

Rejected as a TV series, “Mulholland Dr.” is now David Lynch’s cinematic portrayal of Hollywood in a story that only makes sense if you consider most of it a fantasy. Replaying the blonde/brunette theme (see “Lost Highway”, “Twin Peaks”), Lynch here gives it a “lesbian scorned” twist. He also manages to make a superficial city like LA seem eerie and enigmatic. The movie plays with clichés (the young, naïve would-be actress, the artsy director forced to compromise), but in the end, Lynch’s trademark weirdness emerges. The film borders on the pretentious and isn’t as scary or intense as “Lost Highway”.

Posted by cronopio at 01:46 AM, March 28, 2002 | Comments (0)