1990s, 4/4, David Lynch, Drama, Review

The Straight Story

#1 in my definitive ranking of David Lynch's films. This is the black sheep of David Lynch's filmography. Even Dune doesn't stick out as much as this because that still feels distinctly Lynchian in all of its deeply flawed glory. There's a single sequence that feels like the work of the man who made Eraserhead… Continue reading The Straight Story

1990s, 4/4, David Lynch, Drama

Lost Highway

#2 in my definitive ranking of David Lynch's films. This movie has convinced me that David Lynch does not make difficult movies. He makes movies that require the audience's attention and investment, but the central idea isn't some obtuse thesis on an obscure philosophical idea. There's always an intensely human core to his films, and… Continue reading Lost Highway