Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 16

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. As might well have been expected, there was a lot of activity this week as the show draws closer to the end (next week the final two parts will air together bringing season three to a close), but virtually (maybe even none of it) took place in the town … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 16

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 8

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. Wow BOB woW. This week's Twin Peaks took us to places television rarely wanders. Lynch - operating with the kind of expansive creative freedom that he's rarely been so fully afforded in his career before and especially not with regards to Twin Peaks - opened up the boundaries of what we can expect … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 8

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 6

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. I've been thinking a lot about my gripes last week with Part 5, an installment that I liked in the main, but which caused me frustration because I felt that the narrative was dawdling. When I talk to friends and colleagues about Twin Peaks ,  or really any David Lynch material, I … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 6

Some Kind Of Dream Place: Mulholland Drive In The Cinema

"Now its dark," Frank Booth sinisterly intones more than once in Blue Velvet as his evil deeds transfix both Jeffrey Beaumount and the audience watching. It's a line of dialogue that - The Straight Story and possibly Dune aside - could act as generic tagline to most of David Lynch's feature work. But for Lynch this takes on … Continue reading Some Kind Of Dream Place: Mulholland Drive In The Cinema

Why I Love… #68: Lost Highway

Year: 1997* Director: David Lynch Stars: Bill Pullman (Fred Madison), Patricia Arquette (Renee Madison / Alice Wakefield), Balthazar Getty (Pete Dayton), Robert Loggia (Mr Eddy / Dick Laurent), Robert Blake (Mystery Man), Gary Busey (Bill Dayton), Natasha Gregson Wagner (Sheila), Richard Pryor (Arnie). Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Neo Film-Noir I've gone the long way around on this one, … Continue reading Why I Love… #68: Lost Highway

Why I Love… #1: Mulholland Drive

Year: 2001 Director: David Lynch Stars: Naomi Watts (Betty/Diane), Laura Elena Harring (Rita/Camilla), Justin Theroux (Adam Kesher) Genre: Mystery / Film-Noir David Lynch’s cinema has always been pre-occupied with dreams. From Eraserhead’s monochrome nightmare to INLAND EMPIRE’s freefall spiral of images, the enigmatic director’s work has been driven by a fascination with the subconscious and … Continue reading Why I Love… #1: Mulholland Drive