Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive ★★★★★

This is the girl.

The deeper meaning of David Lynch's magnum opus is open to many and varied interpretations, but even what's evident at face value is layered and absolutely fascinating. A meticulously crafted depiction of dream logic, an ode to Old Hollywood, and a commentary on any number of TV and film tropes, from over-the-top melodrama to bumbling criminals to seedy backroom conspiracies. The fact that one can appreciate that amazing surface-level film without even beginning to dig into the meaning of the man behind the Winkie's, the "This is the girl" sequence, or the "Silencio" club raises this from an enjoyable, sexy, and intriguing diversion to what is quite possibly a capital-M Masterpiece. One of my all-time favorites. Very Highly Recommended.

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