7 months ago
An actress longing to be a star. A woman searching for herself. Both worlds will collide...on Muholland Drive.
15 years after the release of Blue Velvet (a Lynch film that I’ve already reviewed) came another bonafide David Lynch-written-and-directed masterpiece called Mulholland Dr. (2001). Rightfully becoming Lynch’s third Oscar-nominated film for Best Director, Mulholland Dr. is, although perhaps confusing upon first viewing (at least in my experience), one cannot argue the film’s outstanding visual qualities that, in my opinion, set this uniquely apart from any Lynch project I’ve seen so far. Impeccable cinematography, acting (especially from the lovely actresses Naomi Watts as Betty / Diane Selwyn and Laura Harding as Rita / Camilla Rhodes), setting, editing, and scoring all add up to make this film a delightful feast for the eyes and ears. It is a film that is up there with the films of directors like Alfred Hitchcock. In fact, it’s safe to say that Sir. Hitchcock would be most pleased with this film. Let me explain why. The film, even when nothing seems to be occurring, is downright SUSPENSEFUL in every way, shape, and form. Though it may require an additional viewing to truly understand the film, it is time you won’t regret spending. Mulholland Dr. is an indescribably brilliant wonder of a film that is just begging for your attention.