"Yo, Lady Bird, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but Margaret was one of the best coming-of-age movies of all time!"
Surrealism is many things, but one thing it is not is random.
Lynch knows exactly what he wants to do and say, and Twin Peaks: The Return is nothing if not pure Lynch. The name and characters offer familiarity, but this feels like the show Lynch wanted to make all along. Minimal concessions to narrative drive or necessity; though more accessible than INLAND EMPIRE, it still has the vibe of undiluted nightmare fuel.
Lynch asks for patience from his audience,…
Say what one might about the characters in the original Jurassic Park, but one thing they weren't was stupid. Jurassic World, on the other hand...
It doesn't so much milk the nostalgic teat as kill the nostalgic cow, peel off the nostalgic cow hide and parade around in it, bellowing "Look how much I look like the original film, but with a difference!" and then winks.
Its CGI is retrograde, as are its gender politics. One reason you shouldn't mistake…
It was round about the point when Natalie Portman stuck her big toe in Christian Bale's mouth that any suspicions that Terrence Malick was taking the piss were confirmed.
If you thought Olga Kurylenko's spinning act in To The Wonder was grating, brace yourselves. This is absolute tosh, an airy and fanciful snore that sees Malick at his most shallow, both thematically and stylistically. (Hollywood is a soul-withering cesspool? *insert Nicolas Cage 'You don't say' meme here*)
Lubezki gives it…