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  • Scream
  • My Night at Maud's
  • The Graduate
  • The Lobster

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

  • Squid Game

    ★★★★

  • Fight Club

    ★★★★★

  • Scream 2

    ★★★

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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    This has definitely grown on me with each viewing, and now it’s at the point where I think it’s as essential as all his best work thematically and aesthetically, even removed from Twin Peaks canon. The original series and Blue Velvet take on suburbia by showing the seedy underbelly of an idyllic town, but what the series taps into briefly that FWWM really develops is the idea that the underlying evil of suburbia is actually within the home, which is far more terrifying. Laura…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Second time around only affirmed the stuff I was unsure of and improved everything else. I still think calling the season a movie is pretty dumb unless you consider a lot of other shows movies too, but that’s something to take up with Cahiers du Cinéma, not the show.

    Obviously there are a lot of questions left unanswered, but I think the biggest through line of the season is modernization, which seems given with this being a 25-year return, but…

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