Sunday, December 09, 2007

A review of "Inland Empire (2pc) (Amar)"

It took about 30 or 40 minutes for it to start working for me, but then it clicked and I was absorbed into the strange, dreamlike world that David Lynch creates with Inland Empire. Confusing at first, but then the dream logic started to make sense, but just like a dream, it can sound pretty incoherent when you start to describe it to someone. The film is shot on digital video and is built around Laura Dern who plays an actress in a film that is apparently a remake of a film of a Polish story that is cursed. But that doesn’t even scratch the surface and it’s not very plot-oriented, but it’s hauntingly familiar in some ways and it actually seemed simpler to understand than Lynch’s previous film, Mulholland Drive.
The film loops around and folds in upon itself which makes it hard sometimes to tell where something ends or begins. As Laura Dern’s character says at one point:

It’s a story that happened yesterday, but I know it’s tomorrow.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Revising Bitdepth

When you have a lot of different blogs it becomes easy to get a bit lost with them. I've got blogs with a lot of different systems (this blog is on Blogger) and each one has different features and work in slightly different ways. One thing that makes it a bit easier is that I use MarsEdit to edit my posts, so I can use one tool to write posts for this blog, my Vox blog, and my main bitdepth blog. For the last while in this spot I've been cross-posting reviews from All Consuming as it's a way that I can consolidate the shorter reviews that I try to regularly write. That will probably continue.
But the big news and change for me is that over on I've switched from Blosxom to WordPress and I'm trying to write more there. The reviews will keep on coming and I hope that you enjoy them.