Author Archives: Budd Wilkins

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.

Twin Peaks Recaps

I’ve been a bit lax lately in updating these here, so I’m uploading a one-stop link to follow my coverage at The House Next Door. You can read all my pieces here.

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 8”

“For those who thought “Part 7” of Twin Peaks: The Return contained too much exposition and narrative linearity, Mark Frost and David Lynch have obliged you in spades with “Part 8,” a delirious descent into the murky matrix of material … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 7”

“This week’s episode of Twin Peaks: The Return uses Mark Frost and David Lynch’s abiding preoccupation with doppelgangers and mirror imagery as an often subtle structural device.” Read the entire recap for Twin Peaks: The Return, “Part 7” over at … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 6”

“Many of the events in the latest episode of Twin Peaks: The Return seem to depend on the toss of a coin, inviting speculation about the balance between chance and necessity in the lives of the characters.” Read the entire … Continue reading

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Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism

“Kiju Yoshida’s thought-provoking political trilogy makes its Region A Blu-ray debut with sturdy transfers and some essential contextual bonus materials.” Read my review of Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism over at Slant Magazine.

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 5”

“The establishing shot of the glittering nighttime Las Vegas skyline that opens “Part 5” of Twin Peaks: The Return dissolves to a street-level prowl through an old-school, neon-lit district before cutting to the Rancho Rosa billboard, moodily lit by a … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 4”

“Watching the first four episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return has been tantamount to participating in an exceptionally gnomic guessing game. Most of the lingering questions that have been raised thus far center on matters of significance—and in both senses … Continue reading

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