The Lists: In Contention's Top 10 Films About The Movie Business
With 'The Artist,' 'Hugo' and 'My Week With Marilyn' all on screens, we round up the best films celebrating their own medium
5. "Mulholland Drive" (David Lynch, 2001)
Heady and beautiful and unapologetically bonkers, David Lynch’s drastically repurposed TV pilot is emphatically about the warped Hollywood process even when it isn’t: alongside the twinned trajectories of Justin Theroux’s artsy auteur wrestling for control of his movie and Naomi Watts’s wide-eyed, eminently corruptible starlet (in one incarnation, at least), the film’s every incidental detail speaks to the decay of dreams and art alike in the City of Angels.