Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mulholland Drive
Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch
Cast: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Jeanne Bates, Robert Forster, Brent Briscoe, Maya Bond, Patrick Fischler, Michael Cooke, Bonnie Aarons, Michael J. Anderson, Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Mark Pellegrino, Billy Ray Cyrus
Seen on: 28.6.2016

Plot:
Betty (Naomi Watts) arrives in Hollywood, hoping to kick off her acting career. Her aunt Ruth (Maya Bond) has given her the use of her apartment and Betty is excited to get started. But then she finds Rita (Laura Harring) in her apartment, believing her to be a friend of Ruth’s. But Rita simply wandered into the apartment afte a car accident robbed her of all her memories, leaving her only with a sense of dread. Betty is dead-set on trying to figure out who Rita – if that is actually her name – is and who she’s running from.

Mulholland Drive was strange as is to be expected from a Lynch film, but much less of a mind fuck than I thought it would be. I really enjoyed watching it, mostly due to the fantastic performance by Naomi Watts.

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Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead
Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch
Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk

Plot [which is not really possible to describe]:
Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) lives in a big city filled with machines. He has a girlfriend, Mary (Charlotte Stewart). Mary had Henry’s child, a weirdly deformed creature that screams incessantly. They move in together and Henry lives through a joyless world of nightmares. Or maybe realities.

Good grief, I had forgotten how weird David Lynch’s films are. Although there were many moments I liked about it, I couldn’t really get into it.

Eraserhead

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