Great Directors

BB.5 (out of 5) Angela Ismailos travels the world interviewing filmmakers of note and having them speak on camera about their experiences and achievements.  A wonderful assortment of artists are happy to share their opinions and memories, from David Lynch talking about the career-changing introduction to Mel Brooks, to Agnes Varda reflecting on aging, Catherine Breillat discussing censorship and John Sayles spelling out the … More Great Directors

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Inland Empire

BBB (out of 5) David Lynch goes full-on indie with this exploration of the truly bizarre, shooting his three-hour epic drama on grainy handicam and releasing it without the help of any studio backing.  Laura Dern is outstanding as a Hollywood actress who has just been cast in a film co-starring Justin Theroux and directed by Jeremy … More Inland Empire

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Lost Highway

BBB.5 (out of 5) More psychedelia from the warped mind of David Lynch that isn’t as crafty as Blue Velvet or as brilliant as Mulholland Drive would be later on.  Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette play a happy couple whose peaceful world is interrupted by constant deliveries of videotapes that are left on their doorstep. When viewing … More Lost Highway

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Wild At Heart

BB.5 (out of 5) Lynch psychedelia at its most unimportant. After getting out of jail on probation, Nicolas Cage picks up his lady love (Laura Dern) and drives her across the country on his motorcycle. Her slightly psychotic mother (a fantastic Diane Ladd) hates Cage for his past and is entirely sure that her daughter is in … More Wild At Heart

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The Elephant Man

BBBB.5 (out of 5) David Lynch’s mainstream breakthrough film captures a nightmarish vision of Victorian London society. Filmed in dreamy black and white, it tells the story of John Merrick (John Hurt), an English gentleman who was born hideously deformed after his pregnant mother was attacked by an enraged elephant while working in the circus. … More The Elephant Man

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Dune

B (out of 5) Frank Herbert’s immensely popular science-fiction novel (the first in a series) has been turned into an unfortunate clunker of a film, helmed quite badly by David Lynch (he still refuses to talk about it). A rare sand-like substance is mined for use as a form of interplanetary travel but can only … More Dune

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