‘Blue Velvet’ Review: The Hypnotic Aura of David Lynch’s Strange World

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David Lynch’s films are so easy to characterize for carrying a weird aura that only he could ever perfect, yet the world that we’re seeing in Blue Velvet is one that is as ordinary as they get. Yet it’s also what makes everything about Blue Velvet so wonderful too, because it invokes his viewers to look at the world that they know a whole other way, beneath the cracks of the perfections in the “ordinary” as David Lynch brings you to see the underworlds that take the screen. It’s all a part of what makes Blue Velvet so intriguing too, because it’s characteristic of everything that has fascinated David Lynch through his long career in the form of a neo-noir mystery, yet it also happens to be one of the very best films of that sort too. Some can even say that a film like this best captures what also is best described as David Lynch’s America, for his subversion of the idealized lifestyle brings you on a journey of innocence slowly fading away through the exposure to a dark underworld unlike any other. You’re taken into a strange world by David Lynch, but maybe that might very well be the world we live in and we’ve convinced ourselves that everything happens to be moving along like it’s all fine.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – Review

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In order to follow up his original masterpiece, Tobe Hooper goes behind the camera once again for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – a drastically different turn from its predecessor. Whereas The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is otherwise known as one of the scariest films to have graced the screen and to this day remains one of the most iconic horror films of all time, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 takes a vastly different route and now becomes a black comedy. And what Tobe Hooper presents is nothing short of entertaining from start to finish, a perfect follow-up to his original masterpiece which straight up goes against the rules, just in the very best sense of the word. Continue reading →