wasn't quite on it's wavelength during my initial viewing but i'm just astonished by the cinematic excess this time around, as usual with lynch i was taken aback by everything else until finally giving in to all his idiosyncrasies -- nic cage and laura dern are both at their very best here and the soundtrack is fucking incredible + this is pretty inventive for even lynch as a filmmaker, the editing specifically with quick intercuts between dialogues which strangely enough…
trapped in a nightmare of your own creation knowing that you can't change it. the real horror here to me is heather's obsession to film everything up until the very final moments, the descent to madness here also feels surprisingly real, these characters and the emotions feel grounded in reality and actually feels humane. moreover, this might just be the best and most effective utilisation of the terror of the unknown -- perhaps the scariest film i've ever seen but also a deeply tragic one.
feels so good to revisit this and i'm happy to report that it's just as good as it always was, incredible genre hybrid and a deeply moving film about identity and faith + some of the best action filmmaking ever put to screen effortlessly blending cyberpunk aesthetics with HK action, heavily influenced and yet something that stands out on it's own with wachowskis special style. gotta love movies!!!