In a surprising twist, LAFCA -- or Los Angeles Film Critics Society -- has named David Lynch'sMulholland Drive as the best film of the decade, followed in order by: There Will Be Blood, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Brokeback Mountain, No Country for Old Men (tied with Zodiac), Yi Yi, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Spirited Away, United 93, Y Tu Mama Tambien, and Sideways.
As someone who has been intrigued by the film since it was released, I'm wildly pleased about the decision. Mulholland Drive has always been this rather unique piece of the cinematic landscape. It should have been a television show, but was morphed into a film that actually worked. To some, it might seem like a misshapen mess of clips -- no more than the product of Lynch's original TV intent. Instead, however, it's this wonderfully postmodern yin and yang that works on a myriad of levels.