Review: High Flying Bird

Director: Steven Soderbergh Stars: André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Kyle MacLachlan It's worth noting when approaching High Flying Bird that Steven Soderbergh's name was hovering around Moneyball before it got passed to Bennett Miller. Some ten years later, the indie perennial has finally made his own iteration, filmed on an iPhone and distributed via Netflix. The streaming giant … Continue reading Review: High Flying Bird

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 18

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. How did we get here? A few years ago it seemed impossible for Twin Peaks to return. Then the news broke. We knew, eventually, that it would be 18 hours and that David Lynch would direct it all. Then it was about waiting. And waiting. When it arrived I don't … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 18

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 17

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. I had initially intended to cover parts 17 and 18 together as I did the first two way, way back in May when this incredible journey began. However, that first installment of this series didn't nearly crack into enough detail about the contents of those two hours and now, … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 17

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 15

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. David Lynch's love of Billy Wilder's 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard is well established. He's cited it in interviews as one of his favourite movies, and time and again its influence rears its head in his work. The road itself makes a cameo in Mulholland Drive. In INLAND EMPIRE he recreates a … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 15

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 12

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. Here's a hot take for you; Twin Peaks is better now than it's ever been. How about that? Season Three, or The Return (or whatever you want to call it) has been different, absolutely, and that otherness has perhaps alienated those who wanted the show to continue existing in a bubble, … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 12

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 11

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. Despite my assumptions last week that Part 10 was tangential filler before our arrival at 'the day' for Hawk (Michael Horse) and Sheriff Frank Truman (Robert Forster) to follow the trail left by Major Briggs, Part 11 found us still two days away from that important event. No matter, for … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 11

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 9

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. So, we've had a fortnight to let Part 8  sit, we've ruminated, and we've both feared and marveled at where Mark Frost and David Lynch are going to take us next. Part 8 rewrote the rules of TV and did it by simply pretending it wasn't TV. Lynch refers to this season … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 9

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 7

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. I'm sitting here as the UK enjoys a sweltering spell, biting great chunks from a baguette filled with (what else) brie and butter, desk fan blowing hot air at me, thinking about how Dougie Jones (Kyle MacLachlan) seems to divide the audience of new Twin Peaks. There are those who … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 7

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 5

This post will contain SPOILERS from the beginning. For some of us it's been an awfully long fortnight following so much new material. It was almost overwhelming being handed four hours of new Twin Peaks, especially seeing as David Lynch seems keen to double-down on his reputation for dream logic, disturbing brutality and extremely absurd humour. It … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 5

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 4

There will be spoilers throughout this post. After the intensely weird odyssey of Part 3 (especially it's opening), Part 4 can't help but feel a little more grounded, though we're still talking  comparatively here. We return to the casino where the man-child version of Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is causing a stir winning big on … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 4

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 3

Aaaand we're back in the room. As previously, these posts will detail plot points for episodes in the third season of Twin Peaks and so WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS THROUGHOUT. Following the bracing one-two punch of the opening double bill, one imagines a number of fair-weather fans will have been weeded out by Lynch's no-holds-barred approach to his … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 3

Twin Peaks Season 3: Parts 1 & 2

With the summer season looking particularly moribund at cinemas this year and with the arrival of this new, long-thought-impossible third season of Twin Peaks, I've decided to change-up. Movie reviews will still appear, but probably with less frequency as I devote time to chronicling this latest exploration into the labyrinthine head space of David Lynch. This … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Parts 1 & 2

Why I Love… #34: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Year: 1992 Director: David Lynch Stars: Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Kyle MacLachlan (Special Agent Dale Cooper), Michael Anderson (Man From Another Place), Chris Isaak (Special Agent Chester Desmond), Moira Kelly (Donna Hayward) Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror Firstly, if you’ve not seen the whole of the Twin Peaks TV series … Continue reading Why I Love… #34: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me