2020 has been a less than ideal year, yet one bright spot has been David Lynch's typically up and offbeat weather updates from L.A., uploaded to the filmmaker's YouTube channel. Indeed, Lynch has been curiously active over this year, releasing a short film What Did Jack Do? to Netflix aside from his YouTube uploads, and even teased in a recent interview that, if it wasn't for lockdown interrupting, he would have been working on a new film.
Since his first feature in 1977 to Twin Peaks: The Return in 2018 and other projects since and beyond, Lynch has established himself as one of cinema's premier filmmakers, almost immediately developing a trademark style mixing retro 1950s vibes with the surreal and quotidian in oftentimes uncomfortable combinations. Lynch doesn't just make film and television, however, having started his career as a painter and thereafter branching out into everything from photography to furniture design and even having released two albums.
However, cinema always has and always will hold a special place in Lynch's heart. All in all, the signs are pointing to Lynch returning to our screens sometime soon.
This seems a perfect time then to look back over Lynch's idiosyncratic filmography, ranking all ten of his feature films from worst to best.
A philosophy postgraduate and prospective writer from a small village just outside of Glasgow with an undying loyalty to Dawson's Creek and Buffy, ballasted by more apparently lofty interests in philosophy and literature (though I'd argue they're on the same level!)