One of my colleagues at the library has been critiquing film for over a year now, though I became aware of it only last week. Check out Are the Hills Going to March Off?, an arthouse blog authored by Carson Lund.
Carson will be launching a David Lynch Blogathon on Tuesday, and I’m looking forward to the ambitious series. To call Lynch “the most singular, important filmmaker and artist working in America currently” is a tall accolade, though I’d have to agree that he belongs somewhere in the top five for artistic integrity. Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive are towering masterpieces that rank in my 40 favorite films of all time. I dare say, however, that a couple of the director’s lemons would enjoy a home on a list of my most despised films (if I took the trouble to write one up), notably Dune and Wild at Heart. Lynch tends to nail a home run or miss completely — as does any filmmaker whose reach exceeds his grasp.