Sunday, January 28, 2007
With Inland Empire, David Lynch presents film as art. Like the abstract paintings I like so much, I liked this film and I'm not sure why. It's long (3 hours), there is no cohesive story (though my brain kept saying aha! only to be left hanging)and many of the images are blurry and bizarre. But this is where I think Lynch has shown the brilliance of film as art. I never felt bored, and the acting was outstanding, Laura Dern is amazing in this. An added bonus is a cameo appearance from Diane Ladd as a gossip talk show host.