Adam Walter on “Inland Empire”

My friend Adam Walter shares my enthusiasm for David Lynch's Twin Peaks and for several of his films. Nobody's been more excited than me about the new boxed set of Twin Peaks DVDs... except Adam.Adam and I both had the privilege of attending a special screening of Inland Empire at the Cinerama a few months back, with Lynch in attendance. It was great to see Lynch and witness his fascinating Q&A session afterward. But the film left me rather boggled, not to mention exhausted.Adam, h … [Read more...]

Specials: Lynch, Chaucer, and Branagh

It's a bright sunny day in Seattle, and it'll be a bright sunny evening in the theater, as I head out to feast my eyes on Danny Boyle's Sunshine for the first time. I've heard all kinds of things -- severe disappointment (from a trustworthy friend), mixed feelings (from a trustworthy friend), and "Best Movie of the Year" (from a trustworthy friend). Thus... I'm intrigued.Speaking of movies that are sure to divide viewers into enthusiasts and nay-sayers... … [Read more...]

Lynched in Seattle

"We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe."- a quote from the Aitareya Upanishad, read by David Lynch before introducing Inland Empire to a Seattle audience On Wednesday night, I took a seat in Seattle's magnificent Cinerama theater and braced myself as David Lynch took the stage in front of the city's biggest screen.He welcomed us, and then announced that … [Read more...]


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