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Friday, January 19, 2007

Busted Codebreaker

I pride myself on understanding David Lynch films, but his latest, "Inland Empire," almost busted my internal Lynch codebreaker. "Lost Highway" and even "Mulholland Dr." are child's play compared to this flick starring Laura Dern. Let's just say that the film is about a woman whose mind is becoming undone. Although the flick is three hours long, there may be only a minute or two in which the viewer thinks he understands what's up there on the screen. Despite this cellouid nightmare of fractured time and circular storyline, I was never bored nor frustrated for a split second. Advice if you see the movie: sit back and let it take you where it may.