Twin Peaks: Every Episode Ranked

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“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 Street Blues, to ensure a sturdy dramatic backbone was securely in place for a series Lynch was wont to describe as ‘Peyton Place on acid.'”

For Slant Magazine, I rank and (more importantly) write about every episode of Twin Peaks from Seasons 1 and 2.

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When Gothic Meets Giallo: Emilio P. Miraglia’s The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

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“Throughout the 1960s and into the mid-1970s, two very different kinds of films dominated the Italian horror genre, each accompanied by their own distinctive iconographies. The gothic style is frequently associated with the remote past, cobweb-strewn castles, and ancestral curses, while giallo films emphasize the perils of modernity, and usually feature a masked and black-gloved killer picking off unsuspecting, albeit not always entirely undeserving, victims.”

Read the entire article on The House Next Door, the official blog of Slant Magazine.

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Ophelia (Claude Chabrol, 1963)

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“Claude Chabrol’s ironic and elegiac take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet makes its Region A Blu-ray debut with a gorgeous transfer and little else.”

Read the review over at Slant Magazine.

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Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava, 1959)

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“Italian maestros of the macabre Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava team up for a curious (and sometimes unwieldy) fusion of sci-fi and gothic horror elements.”

Read the review on Slant Magazine.

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Tampopo (Juzo Itami, 1985)

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“Juzo Itami’s “ramen western” Tampopo is a zesty concoction that investigates the often surreal intersections of sex, death, and other human appetites.”

Read the rest of the review at Slant Magazine.

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Ludwig (Luchino Visconti, 1973)

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“Luchino Visconti’s magisterial character study receives a stunning 2K restoration and a brace of excellent supplements.”

Read the entire review at Slant Magazine.

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Property Is No Longer a Theft (Elio Petri, 1973)

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“This dark satire on ownership and its discontents makes its Blu-ray debut with a remarkable 4K restoration and a trio of informative interviews.”

Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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