It's hard to pin down what directly influences Lana Del Rey here... One moment we're in a David Lynch fastasy, the next we're in Marilyn Monroe territory, or maybe something a bit closer to Sharon Tate. It's definitely Hollywood and it's definitely noir — and yes, definitely cool — but it's also uniquely Lana Del Rey, even with all the clear, or hazy, precursors.
Grown Woman is the bonus video for Beyonce's new album, which is perhaps why it's the loosest and more fun clip of the bunch, mixing up videotaped memories with a present tense that's equally interlaced glory.
Even if "Embrace your past, but live for now" feels like a generic tagline some Mad Man has been pitching for years until Pepsi decided to drink the Kool-Aid (I mean, soda), it makes for an excellent Beyonce commercial that has her literally confronting her music past. All the old Bey' looks are nailed perfectly, which is no surprise, since spot director Jake Nava also directed "Single Ladies," "Crazy In Love" and several other videos for the pop music megastar.