george f’s review published on Letterboxd:
The award for "Movie That I Thought Was The Goofiest But Has Slowly Become the Scariest" goes to Mulholland Drive. It was my first Lynch, and it's not the best one to begin with. It's too easy to think this just silly, or maybe I was just too young at the time.
How is this the Lynch that has somehow become the most loved? How was it the one that got Ebert to finally love a Lynchian film? Perhaps it's the accidents that filmmakers say they look for. This wasn't supposed to be a movie, it was supposed to be a TV show. This films entire existence (and structure) might be considered a giant accident, pure accident = art in its highest form? Maybe.
At the 2002 Academy Awards, Lynch was nominated for Best Director, but lost to Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind (who also beat out Robert Altman for Gosford Park). However, Ron Howard (and Brian Grazer) produced the original Mulholland Drive TV pilot so maybe he did deserve that Oscar after all.