The way some filmmakers approach a subject informs the viewer of who they are as a person. Even if they are telling a story that’s of some personal note, making sure their art appeals to a large crowd is typically looming in the back of their mind. However, this seems to be the least of director Brian C. Miller Richard’s concerns for his debut feature film, Lost Bayou. It’s an offering that hits close to home for the filmmaker, but…
There should be no debate as to whether this is film or television. This is cinema. This is not just the best visual art to come out of 2017, this is the best THING to come out of 2017. Lynch has proved he’s still got it (where it counts, buddy) and he is still able to shake an audience to their core. I’m still stunned from the finale.