After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Google translate informs us Los Angeles means 'The Angels'; but there are no angels in sight in this collection of gritty modern L.A. Noir flicks, which borrow heavily from earlier masterpieces like 'Chinatown' and 'The Big Sleep'
For many, the first movie that springs to mind is 'Fight Club', but other great mindfucks in this collection include 'Shutter Island', 'Donnie Darko', and - going back - 'El Topo'. Enjoy the 10 minutes of headscratching after the credits roll!
Whether they follow a more traditional pattern, like the newly released Mr Holmes, or tend towards the grittier side of things, like 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', the whodunit mysteries in this collection prove the genre's charms have not diminished with time.
Fast-paced movies like Memento, featuring amnesiacs in a race against time to discover their true identities, regain their lives, and dodge whoever's responsible for the whole mess in the first place! Check out 'Unknown' for Liam Neeson in one of his finest roles!
Movies in the vein of 'Drive': sleek, sexy, dark, pessimistic, and gritty, these contemporary Crime-Noirs prove the genre has not faded to black; make sure to check out 'Blue Ruin' for a recent addition to the oeuvre!