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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…

As I walk into a downtown LA hotel room to speak with Laura Dern, I’m distractingly still looking at my phone. LAFCA is in the middle of voting on their year-end awards which coincidently are taking place at the same time as Lucasfilm‘s pre…

The most high falutin’ best of the year list always belongs to Cahiers du Cinema who, when they aren’t going hardcore arthouse, are making bonkers mainstream selections. True to form, they’ve lived up to their reputation in 2017. Davi…

If you were up late last night, you might’ve seen a somewhat heated debated unfold on Film Twitter, about whether or not television could be considered in the category of Best Movies. On the one hand, there are some series which expand beyond the…

We’re at the time of year when we’re all rounding up our best-of lists, and sure command any retrospective of the small screen’s finest in 2017 will be David Lynch‘s “Twin Peaks.” The return of his cult series will g…

“….the door’s always open to David Lynch, whether that would lead to another season, I don’t know if he wants to do it,” Showtime programming president Gary Levine said this summer about the possibility of more “Twin Peaks.” The return of t…

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.

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I discuss the massive success of “It” but also find plenty to gripe about the movie. After the film’s record-breaking haul at the box office this past weekend, fans (and most critics) will no doubt be pleased for the inevitable Part 2 promised at the end credits. Even though audiences and most critics seem to be taken with this latest adaptation of Stephen King‘s seminal book (our review was quite positive), we do think the movie has plenty of issues, chief among them the monotonous rhythms of the plot, rushed characterizations and direction/script that’s tonally uneven. Continue reading Examining The Successes & Failures Of ‘It’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast] 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.