Alex Holmes’s review published on Letterboxd:
task 11: a film with a primarily yellow poster.
Wtf did I just watch? I don't get it, but I feel like it's on the tip of my tongue. I'm so close to understanding it but I really don't.
Even without "getting it", it's a surreal, hallucinogenic, dreamy, nightmarish, wonderful trip down Mulholland Dr.
Lynchian camerawork, Badalamenti's score, Naomi Watts, and Justin Theroux were all amazing. That audition scene was great acting, and good choice by Lynch to focus only on them. Good use of music other than the score as well.
One of the moodiest films I've ever seen. It's got a certain vibe to it that is so unique and different from everything else I've ever seen. Different from "Blue Velvet", different from "Twin Peaks".
Robert Forster's only in one scene. Boo hoo.
I will have to watch this again, but before I do, I'm going to read every analysis I can and watch every Ending Explained video I can find.
A movie that can both make you think and lets you bask in its cinematic style is a top notch one in my books.