films seen
14
average score
3.28*
nationality
USA - 74 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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A man who needs no introduction. The king of the surreal, the weird and the unusual. His films are starting to show some technical decay, but his mastery of atmosphere is so powerful that his oeuvre remains largely unaffected by it.

Beyond exceptional

Rabbits

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA [2002] - 50m
Genre
Mystery
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rating
5.0*/5.0*
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Rabbits poster

It's a simple, one-trick project that offers very little in the form of tangible content. On the other hand it's superbly captivating and extremely mysterious, unlike any other film I know.

Rare treats

Mulholland Dr.

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA [2001] - 147m
Genre
Mystery
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Mulholland Dr. poster

My only problem with Mullholland Dr. is that it just isn't as special anymore as it used to be.

Eraserhead

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA [1977] - 85m
Genre
Fantasy, Horror
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Eraserhead poster

It's hard to ignore the toll that time has taken on this film.

The good stuff

Inland Empire

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA [2006] - 180m
Genre
Mystery
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Inland Empire poster

Inland Empire is still a pretty interesting film and if you've enjoyed Lynch's older films it won't be too much of a disappointment. But expect crappy video quality and less than preferable visuals.

The Straight Story

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA, France [1999] - 112m
Genre
Drama, Biography
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
The Straight Story poster

Lost Highway

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA [1997] - 134m
Genre
Mystery
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Lost Highway poster

Like most of Lynch's films, Lost Highway aged considerably. But while the visuals, the soundtrack and the score failed to impress this time around, the atmosphere has remained pretty much intact.

Solid pieces

Blue Velvet

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA [1986] - 120m
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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The inoffensive

Chacun Son Cinéma

by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski, Raoul Ruiz, Walter Salles, Elia Suleiman, Ming-liang Tsai, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Kar-Wai Wong, Yimou Zhang
Specifics
France [2007] - 100m
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Chacun Son Cinéma poster

Dune

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA, Mexico [1984] - 137m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Dune poster

The Grandmother

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA [1970] - 34m
Genre
Horror, Experimental
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Grandmother poster

A dark and experimental film that shows the budding talent of David Lynch. While definitely a little rough around the edges, the gritty cinematography, challenging sound design and disturbing animations are sure to appeal to fans of Lynch's later work. The Grandmother didn't get better over time, but it's still an interesting watch.

Worthy but flawed

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA, France [1992] - 134m
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me poster

I went through 2 entire seasons of Twin Peaks just to watch this film. For years, it's been the only Lynch feature I hadn't seen, this Covid-dominated year was the perfect excuse to get that situation rectified. Was it worth it? Nah. But at least Fire Walk with Me wasn't at bad as the series.

Don't watch it unless you've seen the series though. Lynch doesn't bother with introductions and if you don't know the characters, nor the plot of season 1 & 2 then the film isn't going to make any sense. It's pretty much a prequel that reveals the mystery on which the series is built (so big spoilers ahead), though not without introducing some mystery of its own.

The start of the film is pretty poor and it takes a while before it gets up to steam. Lynch is still half-stuck in TV mode, making this one of his lesser looking films. Badalamenti too isn't delivering his best work. But the finale is pretty vintage Lynch and even though it can't quite save the rest of the film, it easily bests the endless seasons that came before.

The Elephant Man

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA, UK [1980] - 124m
Genre
Drama, Biography
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The Elephant Man poster

Plain forgettable

Wild at Heart

by David Lynch
Specifics
USA [1990] - 125m
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Wild at Heart poster

Big nopes

Lumière and Company

by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Vicente Aranda, John Boorman, Youssef Chahine, Alain Corneau, Costa-Gavras, Raymond Depardon, Francis Girod, Peter Greenaway, Lasse Hallström, Hugh Hudson, Gaston Kaboré, Abbas Kiarostami, Cédric Klapisch, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Spike Lee, Claude Lelouch, Bigas Luna, Sarah Moon, Arthur Penn, Lucian Pintilie, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Jerry Schatzberg, Nadine Trintignant, Fernando Trueba, Liv Ullmann, Jaco van Dormael, Régis Wargnier, Wim Wenders, Yoshishige Yoshida, Yimou Zhang, Merzak Allouache, Gabriel Axel, Michael Haneke, James Ivory, Patrice Leconte, David Lynch, Ismail Merchant, Claude Miller, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Jacques Rivette
Also known as
Lumière et Compagnie
Specifics
France, Spain [1995] - 88m
Genre
Drama, Anthology
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Lumière and Company poster