Twin Peaks part 7 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

After the Dougie-centric adventures of last week’s Twin Peaks, I was sort of dreading last night’s episode. But to my great relief, David Lynch and Mark Frost picked up the pace and delivered one of the most straightforward chunks of the season thus far. It’s packed with all sorts of juicy revelations that answer questions fans have had for years, but also poses its share of new quandaries to consider.

In our Twin Peaks part 7 review, we’ll cover the return of an old key, a foiled assassination attempt, and much more.
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Twin Peaks part 6 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

Twin Peaks is a mercurial show by nature, but one thing’s for sure about last night’s part 6: it wasn’t quite as taxing as last week’s. That’s damning with faint praise, considering part 5 was one of the low points of the series for me. While many of those story threads continued to spool out over the course of this latest hour, at least there were a couple of bright spots mixed in to make it feel like it wasn’t a total waste of time.

In our Twin Peaks part 6 review, we’re thankful for Hawk’s mystery coming into focus, a key question being answered, and Albert’s glorious condemnation of a classic movie star.

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Twin Peaks part 5 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

The tagline of Twin Peaks: The Return is, “It is happening again.” It’s appropriate on multiple levels: on one, the show itself is indeed happening again; on another, the supernatural goings-on within the Black Lodge and beyond have been awakened again. But last night, the latest part of Twin Peaks gave us a third reading on that tagline that may be the most terrifying of all: Part 5, the worst of the new batch of episodes thus far, felt like an episode from the much-maligned second season. Man, I really hope that’s not happening again.

For the first time since the revival began, the entire hour felt like a chore. There were, however, a couple of all-too-brief standout moments, so let’s dive in and take a look at them in our latest Twin Peaks review.
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Ben Stiller showtime series

Ben Stiller is set to direct a new Showtime miniseries, Escape at Dannemora, this fall. The prison escape drama will star Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Paul Dano (Swiss Army Man), and Academy Award-winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood). The miniseries is based on a true story involving a 20-day manhunt.

Below, learn more about the new Ben Stiller Showtime series.

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Twin Peaks review part 3 and 4

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

Last week, Showtime unveiled the two-part premiere of Twin Peaks (or Twin Peaks: The Return, as it’s being called on their website). The premium channel dropped parts 3 and 4 online immediately afterwards, and then aired those back to back on the traditional channel last night, marking the final time until September’s season finale that they’ll release two parts in a row on a Sunday evening.

Ahead, we dive into the best scenes of parts 3 and 4, including Cooper’s trip through space and the jaw-dropping introduction of a new character named Wally Brando.
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Oliver Stone Guantanamo

Over the past few years, more and more high-profile film directors have been fleeing the uncertain world of cinema in favor of longform television shows. David Fincher, Cary Fukunaga, Steven Soderbergh, Woody Allen, David O. Russell, the Wachowskis, Baz Luhrman, Jonathan Nolan…pretty soon, it’s going to be difficult to name a filmmaker who hasn’t made the jump to the small screen.

Oliver Stone (Wall Street, Platoon) already has a made-for-TV documentary coming to Showtime containing interviews with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and now the director is expanding his TV resume by making his first foray into scripted television. And since this is a Stone project, you knew it wouldn’t be without some controversy: it’s called Guantanamo and set at one of the world’s most infamous prisons. Learn all about the Oliver Stone Guantanamo series below.
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Twin Peaks premiere review

Diane, it’s 11:04 P.M. on Sunday evening, May 21, 2017. I’ve just finished watching the two-part premiere of Twin Peaks season 3, the brainchild of creators David Lynch and Mark Frost that’s been the subject of hopeful speculation for more than two decades. If you’re wondering whether Lynch – who hasn’t directed a feature film since 2006’s Inland Empire – is still in top form, these two episodes put that question to rest. It’s still hard to believe, Diane, but Twin Peaks is back, and it’s just as enigmatic, engaging, and ambitious as ever.
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Twin Peaks refresher

I’m still shocked that David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks aired on a major television network – let alone in primetime. The series heavily influenced a lot of prestige TV that followed its cancellation after its second season back in 1991, but I can’t think of another show that’s ever run the gamut of styles and genres quite the way this one did. The original run of episodes was thrilling because we had absolutely no idea what kind of show it would be from one moment to the next. Twin Peaks was the absolute king of tonal shifts, often whipping from surreal to comedic, from melodramatic to genuinely heartbreaking, from profound to eye-rollingly dumb. This show contained multitudes. But through it all, it remained enigmatic, eccentric, exciting, and distinctly Lynchian – even when Lynch himself scaled back his involvement during the show’s questionable second season.

With the limited series revival heading to Showtime this weekend, now’s a good time for a refresher about what you need to know, some questions left unanswered, and a bit of good old-fashioned speculation about what we might see in the future. Grab a cup of damn fine coffee, a slice of cherry pie, and join me for a whirlwind trip to small town America in the Pacific Northwest.
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Twin Peaks season 3 Episode Descriptions

We’re only a few days away from the wildly-anticipated return of Twin Peaks, but we’re still largely in the dark about what the revived series will actually contain. More of Kyle MacLachlan’s FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper? Absolutely, but even something as seemingly simple as that is tinged with a spoilery caveat I won’t get into now. Will we see another murder in the small Northwestern town? Almost certainly. But beyond that, it’s been nothing but tumbleweeds out there when it comes to plot details.

But some new descriptions of the first eight episodes have just surfaced, and in typical Twin Peaks fashion, they’re intriguingly – and almost frustratingly – mysterious.
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Twin Peaks painting Scott C header

It’s hard to believe, but more than 25 years after David Lynch and Mark Frost’s surreal, influential TV series Twin Peaks went off the air, we’re about to head back to the town that started it all with a batch of brand new episodes on Showtime later this month. But before we do that, artist Scott C. is here to celebrate the original episodes of the show with a new art print called “In the Warmth of the Great Northern,” which features nearly every major character we’ve seen thus far gathered in the lobby of the show’s famous hotel.
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