1980s, 3.5/4, David Lynch, Drama, Review

Blue Velvet

#5 in my definitive ranking of David Lynch's films. In some ways, this reminds me of Stanley Kubrick's reaction to directing Spartacus, a movie he had no creative control on and found deadening, by directing Lolita as his follow up. For Lynch, Dune was a draining experience of constant compromise that led to the end… Continue reading Blue Velvet

1.5/4, 1980s, David Lynch, Fantasy, Review, Science Fiction

Dune (1984)

#11 in my definitive ranking of David Lynch's films. I hold David Lynch's Dune up as the perfect example of an adaptation done wrong. It's too concerned with capturing moments from the book to actually tell a story, and it even misses the basic point of the book on top of all that. If you're… Continue reading Dune (1984)