Mulholland Drive ★★★

I'm really not too keen on David Lynch's overall style. But I'm genuinely impressed how he managed to piece everything together in the end of Mulholland Drive.

He took us on a cold and surreal journey that demands our attention despite a lack of coherent storytelling and the most bare elements of compelling story. Then, with 20-30 minutes to go, he pivots to create an entirely different story out of every surreal puzzle piece he's laid out before us. And he makes them fit!

It's an interesting exercise in holding back the real emotional story until the end and filtering a specific emotional experience through a trouble/fractured/restless/etc mind.

I may have just typed myself into actually enjoying it enough to bump the rating from 2.5 to 3 stars. I'm still as cold on Lynch as he is on us in the first 2 hours of this movie. But I respect him for what he accomplished.

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