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review by . August 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****    In the fictional logging town of Lumberton, writer-director David Lynch has created an urban landscape pretty enough for a postcard. In a creepy opening, we see men on trucks waving from the streets, dads watering the grass, and flowers growing in front of a white picket fence. The town is a portrait of what an idealistic 1950's society must have been like; content, peaceful, sociable. Or at least this is how we felt it ought to be. Water from a hose meets …
review by . June 27, 2011
The finest and most famous of David Lynch's films often requires repeated viewings for one to appreciate it. It's quite accessible - far more so than his particularly cryptic projects - but its earnest celebration of small-town innocence, lurid depravity and oddly deadpan performances are likely to challenge the most weathered sensibilities of those few remaining uninitiated cinephiles. By forcing audiences to accept what might seem hokey or facetious at face value by contrasting the movie's …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie is creepy and weird. Don't see it. Unless you like really creep weird stuff.
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Such a brilliantly weird movie. Thank you, David Lynch. RIP, Dennis Hopper.
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I finally got around to seeing this, probably his most critically-acclaimed flick. With so much I heard about it over the years, I thought I pretty much had it pegged, and I somewhat did.      The criticism of suburban America and the two sides of society came as no surprise, as they shouldn't to anyone who has read the most simplistic of plot summaries. Dennis Hopper was just as insane as I would have expected. Given this script, any filmmaker could have said, more or less, …
review by . May 03, 2009
Blue Velvet was David Lynch's return to what he does best. Surrealistic dramas. After the box office failure of his big budgeted sci-fi/ fantasy epic that was based upon the novel DUNE, Lynch was looking for a much smaller project. A returning into the mainstream Dennis Hopper makes a career renewing performance as the psychotic Frank Booth. This film was a much needed shot-in-the-arm for both men. They would both be immortalized in 80's Americana thanks to Blue Velvet.    The …
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