Twin Peaks part 10 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?)

With the return of Game of Thrones last night, David Lynch and Mark Frost need be at the top of their game to convince everyone to tune in to Twin Peaks first and relegate GoT to the DVR. And while diehard fans will argue that any new episode of Twin Peaks is better than any episode of Game of Thrones for the sheer novelty of it (they’ve been waiting to see what happens for 25 years, after all), last night’s episode proves that maybe not every Peaks episode is worth prioritizing.
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Twin Peaks part 9 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?)

I’m not sure if David Lynch and Mark Frost knew there would be a weeklong break after the wild surrealism of part 8 of Twin Peaks, but I’m sure some fans appreciated the opportunity to have some extra time to process and digest one of the most audacious hours of television ever produced. And if things like the birth of Bob in an atomic blast were too much to handle, you probably appreciated last night’s episode, which returned to a more straightforward storytelling style and gave us a handful of hints about what happened to Major Briggs and the surprising person who seems to be working with Agent Cooper’s evil doppelganger (Kyle MacLachlan).
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Twin Peaks part 8 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?)

When I prayed for a new Twin Peaks episode that went light on Dougie Jones, I had no idea that prayer would be answered with a full-on deep dive into David Lynch surrealism. I’ll give it to you straight: there is absolutely no way that I picked up on every narrative thread Lynch and Mark Frost were putting down here. But even though this hour made the first few episodes of this new season seem as coherent as a sitcom in comparison, I loved this episode. I’d prefer something strange and inscrutable over a Dougie Jones-centric story every single time, and I think this is the single most inscrutable episode in the show’s history so far.

In our Twin Peaks part 8 review, I’ll attempt to tell you about the best scene in the episode, and I’ll try (and likely fail) to wrap my brain around what any of that bizarre imagery is supposed to mean.
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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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