"Well, there's an urban legend about lumberjacks that would get drunk and go missing in the woods. They'd be taken by a creature called the Hidebehind, which was always there but you could never see it because it could hide behind any tree. So I was like... I wanna fucking see it."
— Parker Finn, director, answering a question at my screening about the creature design
One out of the multitude of questions asked by Twin Peaks: The Return. An 18-hour long voyage deep into the mind of David Lynch, who to this day remains one of cinema’s most enigmatic figures.
To analyze Twin Peaks feels rather unnecessary given the vastness of the multiverse built over the course of such a short run and the intentional decision to leave handfuls of the story open-ended. It’s deserving of being taken apart, studied, and discussed. But…