Blue Velvet ★★★★★

How do you do it, Mr Lynch? How do you craft a movie that feels like dreams and nightmares and reality all rolled into one? How can you take such an All-American setting, a story that has its roots in the Hardy Boys, a thriller-mystery of the type that's the basis for thousands of tales, a teenager undertaking a journey into an adult world of mystery, love, lust and dread and twist them all so thoroughly and disturbingly to create this, almost perfect, cinema? How do you do it?