Pandora couldn't resist opening the forbidden box containing all the delusions of mankind, and let's just say in Mulholland Drive
David Lynch indulges a similar impulse. Employing a familiar film noir atmosphere to unravel, as he coyly puts it, "a love story in the city of dreams", Lynch establishes a foreboding but playful narrative in the film's first half before subsuming all of Los Angeles and its corrupt ambitions into his voyeuristic universe of desire. --Fionn Meade
David Lynch's Lost Highway is one of the most puzzled-over movies of the 1990s. But there are no straight answers. This film is "about" a lot of things: obsession, the impossible notion of owning a partner, why tailgating is wrong. Beyond that, it's about nothing more than enjoying just how sensually delicious everything looks and sounds on Lynch's Highway. --Paul Tonks
Eraserhead is a horror movie unlike any other. A fuzzy-haired young man, trapped in his apartment, has a series of nightmarish experiences, among which is a scene in which his head is used to make the rubbers that fit on the ends of pencils. --Nikki Disney
David Lynch triple bill. 'Eraserhead' (1976), the director's debut feature, tells the story of the creatively-coiffured Henry's (Jack Nance) attempts to live an ordinary family life amidst an oppressive atmosphere of growing wierdness. 'Lost Highway' (1997) concerns a middle-aged saxophonist (Bill Pullman) who murders his wife (Patricia Arquette) and then inexplicably transforms into a teenage car mechanic (Balthazar Getty), who remembers nothing about what has just happened to him and is soon seduced by his wife's blonde doppelgänger. 'Mulholland Drive' (2001) is another circular tale of murder, amnesia and misrecognition, this time following the story of a Hollywood actress (Laura Elena Harring) who loses her memory after being involved in a car crash and then, aided by her new-found friend Betty (Naomi Watts), tries to unravel the mystery of who she really is.