The Technicolor style and cinematography look absolutely beautiful. How West creates suspense is genuinely impressive. The score, screenplay, and lead performance are executed so well that it's kind of emotionally draining. Mia Goth transcends acting. One of the more unsettling character study I've seen. Ti West cycles through genres like it were nothing.
This movie understands loneliness a lot better than most.
Whenever you've been alone for so long, you start to long for human touch. Some of you may have read about the scientific study at Yale that suggests that people who take frequent, long, warm showers or baths tend to be lonelier than folks who spend less time bathing and like cooler water. The scientists speculate that physical warmth, such as a shower or bath, is a form of self-therapy to…
"... And the angels wouldn't help you... Because they've all gone away."
The way this movie handles trauma and darkness consuming someone is truly astounding. I feel like anyone who has experienced trauma or real darkness in their life would absolutely love this movie. There's a lot to appreciate even if you haven't: The performances, the beautiful writing, the work of the sound team, the score, the enchanting cinematography, and the direction and vision of Lynch. I love everything about…