Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive ★★★★

It took me 19 years to finally get to watching this ... and it's everything that I had heard about it. I found the first hour and a half or so gripping, funny and rather brilliant; the last hour felt some combination of indulgent, bizarrely intense, boring and erotic. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, then that's the point. It's clearly about dreams, fantasy, making films, watching films and celebrity culture. Or maybe it's none of those, about nothing other than itself. What is certain is the exceptional performance from Naomi Watts.