“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 Frost somehow manage to evoke moments from Lost Highway and, in particular, Mulholland Drive at least as often as they do the original TV series, which ran on ABC from 1990 to 1991.”
Read my first recap of Twin Peaks: The Return for The House Next Door, the official blog of Slant Magazine.
“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.
“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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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“Luchino Visconti’s magisterial character study receives a stunning 2K restoration and a brace of excellent supplements.”
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