‘A whirling, digressive journey through time and place, cinema and storytelling, Anderson’s slim yet mighty volume is a transcendent work of queer, feminist film criticism, saturated in deep scholarship, affection and respect for Lynch and their shared muse, Laura Dern.’
‘Melissa Anderson is one of my favourite film critics of all time. In her bravura and compassionate account of Lynch’s (and Laura Dern’s) Inland Empire, Anderson gives a masterclass in how to elucidate star magic.’
Part of the Decadent Editions series.
About the film
When a once-feted Hollywood actress is cast in a movie rumoured to be cursed, she tumbles into a dark L.A. odyssey. Reality splinters and identities multiply in Lynch’s final film, a phantasmagoric epic electrified by Laura Dern’s lead performance.
About the author
Melissa Anderson is the film editor of 4Columns. From 2015 to 2017, she was the senior film critic for the Village Voice. She is a frequent contributor to Artforum and Bookforum.