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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 3”

“The first 15 minutes of part three of Twin Peaks: The Return play like one of David Lynch’s hermetically sealed surrealist short films. Agent Cooper’s (Kyle MacLachlan) plunge through space-time comes to an abrupt end when he crash-lands on a … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Parts 1 & 2”

“Just like that gum you like, Twin Peaks is back in style. And that style is unadulterated, late-period David Lynch. Sometimes it’s the casting of seemingly minor parts, sometimes just a bit of stray imagery, but Lynch and co-creator Mark … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: Every Episode Ranked

“On April 8, 1990, ABC broadcast the pilot episode of Twin Peaks, cult filmmaker David Lynch’s initial foray into network television. Lynch tapped co-creator Mark Frost, who had made his bones writing teleplays for edgy yet realistic fare like Hill … Continue reading

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European Civil War Films: Memory, Conflict, and Nostalgia (Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou, 2013)

“European Civil War Films is by no means a bad book; it is, however, an imperfect one. The topic is (alas) ever timely, and Kosmidou’s approach to her material is fundamentally sound. Nevertheless, it’s often difficult to escape the impression … Continue reading

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In Memory of Davy Jones – “HEAD” at The Creative Center, Friday March 9

On Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., I’m taking this opportunity to memorialize the late Davy Jones by screening The Monkees’ groundbreaking film “HEAD” written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Raefelson with all-star cast.  Directed by Bob Raefelson, starring The … Continue reading

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