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  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    ★★★★½

    Episode 6

    or

    "Shut your eyes, and you'll burst into flames."

    Hank and Leo remain my least favourite part of Twin Peaks (even more so than James and Evelyn, because at least that's so bad it's funny), but a lot of balancing is done here with cranky, sleep-deprived Coop, premium Log Lady content ("What kind of cookies?"/"Sugar."), Leland and Catherine's jive of grief and Audrey letting the façade crumble. Loads of great character moments, satisfyingly deployed along a plot conveyor…

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    ★★★★

    Episode 5

    or

    "What's going on HERE?"

    Invitation to Love is a class act that rarely gets talked about in the great things within Twin Peaks. There are moments where the show-within-the-show imitates its outer shell beat-for-beat, and I guess this is probably the first hint at the "But who is the dreamer?" wrap-around of this entire saga. Invitation to Love is pitched a few octaves above the main events of Twin Peaks, of course, but the scheming love affair…

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  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★½

    Me: Do you like Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho?

    Snooty Film Analyst: It’s OK.

    Me: The later scenes are a little too abstract for my tastes, but when Bateman’s monologuing carries on throughout all 102 minutes, I think it really comes into its own, commercially and artistically. The whole film has a clear, crisp look, and an old sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives Andrzej Sekula’s cinematography a big boost. Mary Harron's been compared to…

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★½

    Eyes Wide Shit.