Mulholland Drive

Rated 5.0 An amnesiac woman wanders away from a car wreck and into one trippy movie. This Hollywood mystery actually makes a lot more sense than your average David Lynch film, and God bless it for requiring you to think. Naomi Watts, in one of the year’s finest performances, plays an all too sunny wannabe actress who befriends, and eventually beds, the amnesiac woman (Laura Elena Harring) as they search for the woman’s identity. A nasty stab at the film industry and a devastating study of obsessive love and betrayal, the film is as powerful as anything Lynch has ever produced. Originally a pilot for a TV series, ABC chickened out, and Lynch dreamt up a beautiful way to tie up the pilot and create one of the year’s greatest films. Begs to be viewed many times.