Friday, July 27, 2018

Kristine McKenna Interview on David Lynch by LA Times

Kristine McKenna is the co-author of David Lynch's newly published half biography, half memoir Room to Dream (2018), a book I intend to read and review in the near future. Kristine was recently interviewed by Mark Olsen of the LA Times and they shared their entire discussion on a podcast, which I have shared with you below.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Glass (2019) Trailer! Shyamalan's Unbreakable (2000) / Split (2016) Crossover!

M. Night Shyamalan's new movie Glass (2019), the trailer for which is down below, has been literally twenty years in the making. Ever since audiences were tricked into watching a comic book-inspired superhero origin story masquerading as a supernatural thriller with Unbreakable (2000), fans of the film have been hoping for a sequel that would push the premise to its fullest. And funny enough, nearly two decades later, Shyamalan tricked movie audiences again into watching a secret sequel/spinoff of Unbreakable masquerading as a standalone horror film: Split (2016).

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Dark Knight (2008) 10th Anniversary!

Today is July 18, 2018, the tenth anniversary of the theatrical release of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008). Not only was this film ridiculously well-received by audiences at the box office, but even the film critics who typically disliked superhero films were stunned into silence at this powerful cinematic tour de'force. Below is a great New Rockstars YouTube video commemorating the film's 10th Anniversary and analyzing some of the movie's subtly brilliant moments that are easy to miss.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lo-Fi Physicality of Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) - Spontification

As part of our ongoing series to spotlight excellent David Lynch-related video essays online, here is one from the YouTube channel Alternating Line. In this video essay, included below, we explore the deliberately simple special effects David Lynch employs in Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) and contrast it with the more sophisticated special effects he occasionally drops in. What is he communicating with this dichotomy?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Kimmy Robertson and Harry Goaz Q&A

Few things better symbolize the magic of Twin Peaks (1990-91) than the tumultuous romance of Sheriff's Receptionist Lucy and Deputy Andy, brought to life by the completely unique Kimmy Robertson and Harry Goaz. I was fortunate enough to get to know Kimmy a little bit in real life a number of years ago and she is a truly remarkable person and every bit as kind-hearted and spiritual as the character she plays. And as she points out, she travels to as many Twin Peaks fan festivals and events as she can. And as you will see in the video below, she is a delight to talk to about any topic.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Science Fiction Legend Harlan Ellison Passes Away

Harlan Ellison passed away on June 27, 2018, five days ago. When I first heard on Twitter, I felt shattered. It is not like I personally knew him, but from the interviews and documentaries I have seen of him, I almost feel like I did. He was a man who lived a full life, doing what he loved, and was constantly fighting against the injustices of humankind. He fought for people to respect Science Fiction as a legitimate art form and he certainly helped contribute more than his fair share of great work to help prove he was correct.

Matthew Lillard Discusses His Experience on Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)

I have been a fan of Matthew Lillard since his unforgettable supporting role as "Cereal Killer" in Hackers (1995) and he later cemented his place in my all-time hall of fame of actors with his surprising twist performance in Scream (1996) and his irascibly charming Shaggy in Scooby Doo (2002). So when the full cast list for Twin Peaks: The Return was released back in 2016, I was happy to find his name among the rest of the 200+ people acting in the revival. In the video clip below, he shares some of his pride and frustration working on this role in a very secret production.