Lost Highway (1997) – David Lynch

Porn, crime, tailgating, doppelgangers, murder, transmigration of the soul, and time travel all seem to play some part in the next title on the What Else to Watch list in DK Canada’s The Movie Book following my screening of Blue Velvet. David Lynch gives us another raucous ride as we meet Bill Pullman’s Fred Madison,…

Blue Velvet (1986) – David Lynch

The next big title up for viewing in DK Canada’s highly enjoyable, The Movie Book is the David Lynch classic, Blue Velvet. It features a lot of familiar faces to Lynch fans, and in fact served as the launching point of inspiration for Twin Peaks. The Norman Rockwell facade of small town America (the town…

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series

Debuting on blu-ray from Paramount Pictures this week is the incredible follow-up to the cult television program, Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series. When I first heard of the possibility of a new series, set twenty five years after the first, just like Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) said would happen I was ecstatic. When I…

Dune (1965) – Frank Herbert

Arrakis. Dune. Desert planet. It was time for a revisit to Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic. I had journeyed there twice before. The most recent trip had been in the early 90s when my friend Dennis had convinced me to read them again, as they were some of his favourite books. I had worked my…

Wild at Heart (1990) – David Lynch

The final road movie from my viewing of Easy Rider for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is this classic David Lynch film, that I hadn’t seen in years, and was very much looking forward to seeing again. Sailor (Nicholas Cage) is feverishly in love with Lula (Laura Dern, who is stunningly…

Trailer Tracks: Dune (1984) – David Lynch

I hadn’t heard of Dune before I read about the movie being in production in Starlog magazine… So I ran right out and grabbed a copy of Frank Herbert’s classic novel (I’ve since re-read all of the Dune books he wrote, but haven’t read any of the additional ones. I’m even thinking about going back…

An Evening With KT Tunstall

  The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto is a gorgeously appointed theater that was completed in 1919, and seats under 1500 people, and on the evening of September 20, 2013, I settled into my fourth row seat, putting me in spitting distance of the stage (though why would you want to?). I was getting ready…

Dune (1984) – David Lynch

David Lynch is always an interesting filmmaker, and more often than not, his films are wonderfully confusing and eccentric, Twin Peaks will always be my favorite of these, though Mulholland ┬áDrive is probably a close second. The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brought me his adaptation of Dune to rewatch, and while I can appreciate it…

The Rambler (2013) – Calvin Reeder

  Writer/Director Calvin Reeder isn’t David Lynch, but with The Rambler, he’s well on his way down the same Lost Highway. The Rambler, starring Dermot Mulroney walks that Lynchian white line, introducing us to odd characters, weird moments, mundane ones, and a world of oddity and confusion. Recently released from prison the Rambler (Mulroney) whose…

Toronto After Dark – Wrong – Quentin Dupieux

The Coen brothers and David Lynch walk into a pet store… That might sum up Wrong rather nicely… It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on the end of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival already, it seems like we just got under way! Tonight’s second feature was the next offering from Quentin Dupieux,…

Eraserhead (1977)

  After a quick break, we’re back into the 101 Horror Movies, and today, I’m revisiting David Lynch’s first film… Eraserhead (which was shot over 5 years!!) I’ve seen this film 4 or 5 times now, and like everyone else, I couldn’t tell you what to make of it. It’s surrealist, and I think everyone…