Re: Press Review
Posted: 17 August 2018, 13:58
Big Secrets Spill Out in ‘Part 14,’ But the Truth Lies Within David Lynch’s Dreams (Ben Travers / IndieWire)
Monica Bellucci solves crimes in David Lynch’s dreams, Diane is Janey-E’s half-sister, and Andy is newly enlightened after taking a trip to the other side — phew! “Part 14” certainly isn’t short on talking points, but to claim reasonable comprehension would be a long shot. But that’s OK. Lynch’s black-and-white dream sequence foreshadowed an episode that played out just like it: Much was said, much was seen, but it’s not the literal interpretation of clues that matters: It’s learning how to believe in the impossible.
Like an inverse interpretation of the series’ more introspective dream episodes (i.e., “Part 3” and “Part 8”), this hour was filled with exposition while Lynch’s imagination ran amok. The former served as a distraction from the latter; all that information was really just set-up for events to come, while the true meaning of “Part 14” came from the unknown.