There’s a moment in Tom Ford’s 2009 debut A Single Man where George — the central protagonist, played brilliantly by Colin Firth — leans in through a strangers’s car window to kiss the head of a dog, and, as time slows down, he finds himself lost in the dog’s scent, his face nuzzled against the animal. George's world swells from desaturated normality into vivid colour as he remembers his deceased dogs to whom he never got the chance to say…
Lynch at his absolute best: dark, disturbing, and brain-meltingly deep, there are unanswered questions aplenty, but hints are dropped more generously than the likes of Mulholland Drive or Inland Empire. An incredible score from (regular Lynch wingman) Angelo Badalamenti and Barry Adamson — with notable pieces contributed by Trent Reznor, along with songs from Marilyn Manson, Lou Reed, Rammstein, and The Smashing Pumpkins — drench this masterpiece thick with an ominous, foreboding atmosphere. Superb.