David Lynch’s Inland Empire: wtf
I sat through a screening. Intellectually, thematically, emotionally, the film made little sense upon the inital viewing. As a collection of individual scenes, most were imaginative, suspenseful and at times unsettling (I kept thinking of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse when I wasn’t thinking of Mullholland Drive). I suppose if you look back at the film’s end (if you last that long), especially during the credits, you can accept it as Lynch mashing together his favorite themes. Mostly, it’s about Hollywood. And Vine. His fanatics will bust a nut over the cameos. Dern may be the first actress to get mentioned as a candidate for the 08 Oscars, though she has a couple things working against her; the last two scenes and that I don’t know how many Oscar voters are going to watch this thing.