Ahhh yes, another film from one of my two favorite directors, David Lynch (the other being Woody Allen, fyi!). If you dont know much about him, well he created ‘Twin Peaks’, and wrote and directed ‘Mulholland Drive’, ‘Blue Velvet’, ‘The Straight Story’, ‘Lost Highway’, ‘Wild at Heart’, amongst others. All beautiful, odd, mesmerizing and hilarious movies, and ‘Inland Empire’ is no different, although it’s probably more comparable to his first film ‘Eraserhead’, as it has almost the same surreal dark vibe to it, combined with this aura and look of experimentation. Its a long movie, a strange trip through a neverending maze of offbeat humor, electricity, violence, love & tension, and an amazing performance by long time Lynch collaborator Laura Dern. The supporting cast includes Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie (Laura Palmer’s mom!) and Jeremy Irons, and features cameos by Mary Steenburgen, William H Macy, Diane Ladd, Nastassja Kinski, Naomi Watts and others. If youre up for something different and fresh, I can’t recommend this great film enough!
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“Laura Dern, in a monumental performance that holds the line of humanism even as reality and illusion blur” – Rolling Stone
“a work of profound, unnerving impact. The way to watch it is to skip uneasily along its surface and steel yourself for those moments when Lynch pulls you into the vortex. More than any working filmmaker, he knows the dreamlike power of undertow. “Inland Empire” may be the most aggressively surreal feature film ever released to movie theaters in this country, and it’s possibly close to the movie David Lynch carries around in his head.” – Boston.com
“One of the few films I’ve seen this year that deserves to be called art. Dark as pitch, as noir, as hate, by turns beautiful and ugly, funny and horrifying, the film is also as cracked as Mad magazine, though generally more difficult to parse.” – New York Times