Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Dec 2012
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II
Since someone brought up Inland Empire, I thought I'd give my two cents... I think it's probably Lynch's worst movie (unless you count Dune as a David Lynch film). I think the film is very messy and way too long. It just needed better editing and I felt like Lynch didn't have much to say with it. If anything, it seemed blatant that the guy was merely experimenting. It also feels like a total rehash of his previous films which were much better, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway.
Either way, here is my top 5 from his work:
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Wild At Heart
in no particular order. Lost Highway is his most terrifying film I think, and his darkest. I think the first half is brilliant, but I wasn't so crazy about the entire sequence where the main character's identity changed. I'm fine with the concept itself, I just thought it paled in comparison to the way the film started out.
His most underrated may very well be The Straight Story.