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2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

Mary Sweeney - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Santa Monica Beach, Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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LAFF 'I'm so Excited' Premiere

Sean Mcmanus, Mary Sweeney and Josh Welsh - 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival - "I'm So Excited" Opening Night Gala Premiere - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 13th June 2013

Sean McManus, Mary Sweeney and Josh Welsh
Sean McManus, Mary Sweeney, Josh Welsh and David Ansen
Sean McManus
Sean McManus
Sean McManus, Mary Sweeney, Josh Welsh and David Ansen

Inland Empire Review


Unbearable
To those who thought that Terry Gilliam's gothic frenzy Tideland was an auteur who had lost all restraint: In the words of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, you ain't seen nothing yet.

The notorious David Lynch has always held a rather slippery grip on narrative construction and a rather absent grasp on convention. At last we left him, his surreal dreamscape was the city of L.A. and a pair of lesbian lovers who may or may not have broken up because of a brash film director, and that's just the peripheral story. Mulholland Drive was Lynch at his very best, using Los Angeles as a canvas to purge all his hallucinatory digressions and woozy dreams into a noir-tinged love story. Lynch now returns to L.A. once again for Inland Empire, a 180-minute, digitally-shot nightmare that culls together the absolute worst attributes of Lynch and his personal style.

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The Straight Story Review


Grim
With opening shots of a setting sun and a quaint small town, followed by a sequence involving a man being injured, very slow dialogue, and a woman being unbelievably stupid, and an Angelo Badalmenti rustic score on in the background, one would think that we were in the David Lynch world that we are used to... that this time we would get a cross between "Twin Peaks" and Blue Velvet. But, because we have seen the Disney logo in front of this film, we know that we're in store for something a little more watered down. We know that this film will raise no controversy, will anger no feminists, and that is highly doubtful that David Lynch will have an affair with Sissy Spacek (the fact that he would have to get remarried to his wife in order to do that notwithstanding).

We are not in Lynch's world, and, despite several pieces of stylistic evidence to the contrary, there is no way we're going to enter Lynch's world in The Straight Story.

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Mulholland Drive Review


OK
[In the spirit of competition, we present a rare filmcritic.com double review on David Lynch's sure-to-be-controversial Mulholland Drive as well as a feature discussion about the film. For additional, alternate looks at films, check out our feature "Respectfully, Yours." -Ed.]

Christopher Null, not overly impressed

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