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It’s the most wonderful/horrible time of year. Twitter and Film Twitter specifically is a shitshow, but hey, the holidays are right around the corner and it’s time for some gift giving. Looking for that something special for the cinephile i…

The list of projects that David Lynch has at one time flirted with or considered is quite long, as this rundown at the fansite The City Of Absurdity makes clear, (it hasn’t been updated in over a decade so there’s much missing too). And at …

Richard Linklater had a celebrated return to form with the debut of his new film “Last Flag Flying” shown opening night at the New York Film Festival. Following its warm festival debut, Linklater sat down with NYFF Director Kent Jones to discuss the films that inspired him most. “What is film?  Linklater said, “to me its moments. Not necessarily the best moment in a film or the most emotional ones, but the moments that jarred me as a viewer and a filmmaker.” As expected, his choices included some of the greatest films ever made, starting with “Raging Bull.” “That film changed my life,” he remarked, “make no mistake.” Emphasizing the sound design of the film, and a presence of a flaw in the scene he chose, Linklater applauded the picture saying that, “recreating something but also translating that realness into it is so profound.”  He reminisced that as a teen he discussed the film with a friend who said that “Raging Bull” was an exact depiction of what it was like growing up in New York at the time. Continue reading Richard Linklater On His Favorite Films & Cinematic Influences [NYFF] at The Playlist.

One of the great character actors in movies, the legendarily laconic and sad-eyed Harry Dean Stanton passed away this weekend at the age of 91. He possessed the recognizable hound dog face the average moviegoer might recognize as “that guy.” For us cinephiles we knew him as kind of cinematic legend, like a Red Wood tree that would never fall. Even in his 90s, Stanton didn’t look like he was ever slowing down. Continue reading The Essentials: Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances at The Playlist.

One of the great character actors in movies, the legendarily laconic and sad-eyed Harry Dean Stanton passed away this weekend at the age of 91. He possessed the recognizable hound dog face the average moviegoer might recognize as “that guy.” For us cinephiles we knew him as kind of cinematic legend, like a Red Wood tree that would never fall. Even in his 90s, Stanton didn’t look like he was ever slowing down. Continue reading The Essentials: Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances at The Playlist.

The languid melancholy behind Harry Dean Stanton has graced audiences with countless great performances over the past 60 years. Whether it be his role in “Alien,” “Paris, Texas,” “Wild At Heart,” or “Repo Man,” Stanton’s remarkable career is not one to ever be forgotten now that the actor has passed. With that said, 2017 has brought us a swan song for the 91-year-old actor who died this weekend. Continue reading Harry Dean Stanton Delivers A Career-Best Performance In ‘Lucky’ [Review] at The Playlist.

Both David Lynch and Denis Villeneuve are spending this year look backwards and forwards. The former just wrapped up the third season of “Twin Peaks,” a continuation of the story he first launched way back in the 1990s. Meanwhile, the latter is getting ready to show “Blade Runner 2049” to the world, picking up the reigns from Ridley Scott, and following up the director’s 1982 sci-fi classic. Continue reading Denis Villeneuve Says David Lynch’s ‘Dune’ “Wasn’t The Movie I Was Dreaming Of” at The Playlist.

Was “Twin Peaks” a success for Showtime this summer? That depends on the perspective you’re willing to take. On the one hand, the hard numbers weren’t great, with the return of David Lynch‘s cult series averaging 2 million viewers, a far cry from the draw of other shows on the network such as “Billions” (4.6 million viewers) or the first season of “The Affair” (4.1 million). Continue reading David Lynch Keeps Door Open For Another Season Of ‘Twin Peaks’ at The Playlist.

Jane Campion has helped to pave the way for women in her field since the early 1980s.  As much as it would be nice to overlook Campion’s gender, the industry appeared both unable and unwilling to do so in the past.  Since its inception in 1929, only 4 women have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director, Jane being the second.  Campion appeared at the Film Society of Lincoln Center last week to chronicle her astonishing career, discuss her love of David Lynch and what it really means to be a filmmaker. Continue reading Jane Campion Talks Her Career and ‘Top Of The Lake: China Girl’ at The Playlist.

Sorry, we’re still shook, and yes, we went overboard with this feature. Sunday night was a pretty fascinating evening in the world of media, social media and pop culture at large even from the outside looking in. After 18 hours of one of the most complex and mystifying series to ever air on TV–or an 18-hour movie as the director likes to describe it– one of the most groundbreaking nights of narrative drama came to a haunting and abstractly mind-bending close. Continue reading ‘Twin Peaks The Return’: The 35 Best Scenes at The Playlist.