CINEMA: MILD AT HEART

SURE IT'S ODD, BUT A NEW DAVID LYNCH IS OLD STUFF

One reviewer emerged from an early screening of Lost Highway with the cry of "Garbage!" Well, David Lynch must be doing something right. The creator of Twin Peaks describes his first film in four years as a "21st century noir horror film." It has a battered suitcase of references to old Hollywood film noir, the requisite gore for a scare show and, in the spooky presence of Robert Blake--with his pancake white face, shaved eyebrows and sickly smile--an eldritch harbinger of death like the dwarf in Twin Peaks. So whatever that critic may think, Lost Highway isn't refuse. But it ain't...

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