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The Silence of the Lambs

Talk about staying power — Jonathan Demme’s riveting, ultimately humanistic horror thriller raked in a full house of Oscars and is still scaring new viewers. Even those that chose to avoid it know what it’s all about. My review bows to the film’s superiority and remarks on some of its finer points of cinematic splendor.

The Silence of the Lambs

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1991 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 118 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date February 13, 2018 / 39.95

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Tracey Walter, Kenneth Utt, Paul Lazar, Adelle Lutz, Obba Babatundé Diane Baker, Roger Corman, Ron Vawter, Charles Napier, Chris Isaak, George Romero, Kasi Lemmons, Lauren Roselli.

Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto

Film Editor: Craig McKay

Original Music: Howard Shore

Written by Ted Tally from the novel by Thomas Harris

Produced by Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt

Directed by Jonathan Demme

“I’ve
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The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: Which Singers Aced Their Semifinals?

The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: Which Singers Aced Their Semifinals?
Since we already pretty much knew that The Voice was heading for a Chloe Kohanski/Addison Agen showdown in next week’s finals, there was nothing to do during Monday’s performances by Season 13’s Top 8 but sit back, chillax and enjoy. With last week’s elimination of Ashland Craft and Shi’Ann Jones, the likelihood of a sonic train wreck was greatly reduced. And the remaining singers were ordinarily all, even on an off night, decent. Which of them stood out, though, solidifying for themselves a place alongside Chloe and Addison in the finals? Read on; we’ll discuss.
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Mark Frost Ama: ‘Twin Peaks’ Co-Creator Reveals What Became of Bobby and Shelly — and How the Time Travel Really Went Down

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Mark Frost Ama: ‘Twin Peaks’ Co-Creator Reveals What Became of Bobby and Shelly — and How the Time Travel Really Went Down
To ask the creators of “Twin Peaks” specific questions about what actually happens in the enigmatic series is often to set oneself up for disappointment, but Mark Frost has always been more forthcoming than David Lynch. That trend continued in his reddit Ama held earlier today, which touched on everything from the Experiment to Bobby and Shelly. Here are some highlights:

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When asked about Bobby and Shelly, Frost said that the former couple “raised Rebecca together but slowly grew apart, as young couples often do. Amicable divorce, shared custody. Shelly’s weakness for ‘bad boys’ never went away, but infidelity was not the root cause for their breakup. Warrants have been issued, but Red, as of this writing, is still on the loose.”

As for the Roadhouse, which hosted a number of episode-ending musical performances this season,
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Dee Rees, Sean Penn Top Mill Valley Fest Tributes and Spotlights

Dee Rees, Sean Penn Top Mill Valley Fest Tributes and Spotlights
In a festival that eschews a true set of awards, the curation of the tributes and spotlight events it holds is probably the best lens by which to understand just where its heart lies. When it comes to the Mill Valley Film Festival, which is holding its 40th gathering this year just north of San Francisco, the careful curation of its lineup of honorees and spotlight names is exactly that: a focus on unique aspects of American life, culture and society — with a particular diverse angle.

“We really try to gauge what’s happening in any given year, and hand out tributes as lifetime honors and spotlights that focus on a particular point in a person’s career,” says Mvff director of programming Zoë Elton.

“It’s obviously important for any festival to present their audience with the most interesting voices out there [and] present a range of different points of view,” says Dee Rees,
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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 4 Trailer: Adrien Brody Enters the Fray Alongside Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy — Watch

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 4 Trailer: Adrien Brody Enters the Fray Alongside Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy — Watch
There have been a lot of ups and downs for Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) these last few years. He’s seen a loved one die in his arms, expanded his criminal empire from Birmingham to London, and forged an uneasy alliance with a crazed jeweler (Tom Hardy). BBC Two has released the trailer for the show’s fourth season, which adds Adrien Brody to the cast. Watch below.

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“We’re going back,” Tommy says as it opens, his words accompanied by a breathy cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” “Today we end this war between us.” It’s expectedly moody from there, with glimpses of Brody’s character (“We are an organization of a different dimension,” he says ominously) and combatants on both side of the Shelbys’ ongoing conflicts.

Read More:‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 Trailer:
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‘The Sinner’ Soundtrack: Listen to the Killer Playlist for USA’s Addictive Murder Mystery

‘The Sinner’ Soundtrack: Listen to the Killer Playlist for USA’s Addictive Murder Mystery
[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers about the premise of “The Sinner.”]

The Sinner” became USA Network’s stealth hit show of the summer, and now listening to its soundtrack can keep those feelings alive, long past the mystery has been revealed.

Listen to the Spotify playlist below for all the songs heard in the gothic mystery. Based on the 1999 German novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr, the updated story revolves around Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), a woman who commits an act of shocking violence. During an idyllic day out at the beach with her family, Cora suddenly snaps and stabs a complete stranger to death with the fruit knife she was using to slice a pear. No one, not even Cora herself, knows why she did this.

Read More:‘The Sinner’: Shocking Revelation Adds an Extra Dimension to the Show’s Examination of Abuse

Det. Ambrose (Bill Pullman) starts digging when he realizes that Cora’s reasons why
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Twin Peaks Recap: Return of the Queen

Twin Peaks Recap: Return of the Queen
It took 12 whole episodes, but Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) has finally returned to our television screens.

The Twin Peaks chat rooms, message boards and Twitter feeds have been speculating for years on end about where we would find her and how (Is she in Hollywood? Is she the mysterious billionaire in New York? Is she still in a coma? Was she horribly disfigured in the bank explosion? Is she now running One Eyed Jacks?). But I am fairly certain that no one saw this outcome, this development, this new Audrey.

At first I found it confusing and jarring: that weird guy is Audrey’s husband?
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‘Twin Peaks: The Return’: The Blue Rose Task Force Assembles Again in “Part 12’’

There was a lot of talking in "Part 12" of Twin Peaks: The Return. As the episode opened, Albert was laying out the background for the governmental extraterrestrial agency called Blue Book which eventually became the Blue Rose Task Force, the original member of which included Dale Cooper, Philip Jefferies (David Bowie), and Chester Desmond (Chris Isaak), amongst a select group of others. Now, Albert and Gordon want to make Tammy an official member, an honor she is ecstatic to receive, and they deputize Diane in the hopes that her warmth for Cooper will drive her. It's unclear if …
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‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 12 Opens Up ‘The X-Files’ and Welcomes Back a Familiar Face

‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 12 Opens Up ‘The X-Files’ and Welcomes Back a Familiar Face
[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for “Twin Peaks: The Return” (Season 3), “Part 12.”]

Two major mysteries were solved in “Part 12,” a geographically and tonally sporadic episode of “The Return”: We found out what the “blue rose” referred to, and Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) made her 2017 debut.

As exciting as the latter point sounds, but ultimately didn’t prove to be, first things first: Did Gordon Cole (David Lynch) invent “The X-Files”?

Forgive us for the meta pop culture diversion, but Albert’s (Miguel Ferrer) exposition dump in recruiting Tammy (Chrysta Bell) to The Blue Rose task force triggered alarm bells. To sum up, Albert told the prospective new member that a few years after the government conducted a massive cover-up regarding the existence of UFOs, the military and FBI secretly joined forces to investigate the unsolvable leftover cases, and Gordon, Albert, and Cooper have been looking for answers ever since.

Read More‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 11 Puts a Funny Spin on David Fincher
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David Lynch Playlist: The Director’s Favorite Bands and Singers Perfect for ‘Twin Peaks’

David Lynch Playlist: The Director’s Favorite Bands and Singers Perfect for ‘Twin Peaks’
If someone found a TV network willing to give them 18 hours of original programming all under their domain, it makes sense that person would want to bring a bunch of their favorite bands along with them.

Over the run of “Twin Peaks: The Return,” David Lynch has used the close of every episode as a showcase for past collaborators. Some of these acts have been household names – who could forget Nine Inch Nails rounding out the infamous Part 8 – while others have been more under-the-radar favorites.

These are artists that not only fit thematically with each individual episode, but also hew close to Lynch’s personal fandoms. The director has been open about it in the past, including his appreciation for Au Revoir Simone. Moby, for whom Lynch directed a music video in 2009, popped up this past week and longtime collaborator Chrysta Bell recorded multiple albums with Lynch before taking
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The 50 Best Films of the ’90s, From ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘Groundhog Day’

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The 50 Best Films of the ’90s, From ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘Groundhog Day’
The ’90s were a moment of tremendous upheaval in international cinema. Here in America, the revolt against Hollywood’s bland output a decade earlier had resulted in a small window in which American independent cinema became commercially viable and started seeping into more mainstream fare. Young and exciting directors, most of whom are now A-listers, were given resources and able to make multiple films. Meanwhile, Hollywood’s big commercial films were in the hands of directors like Spielberg, Bigelow, Verhoeven, Woo and De Palma, as franchises continued to be invented rather than recycled.

On the international scene, the Iranian New Wave unloaded a treasure trove of new films, the great run of Hong Kong cinema was peaking and maturing, three great autuers completely upended how films in Taiwan were made, and a pair of Danish directors with a dogma wanted to change how every film was made.

More than anything,
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 9 Recap: Whatever This Is

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.There's a brief, very beautiful moment in Part 7 of the new Twin Peaks, during the scene in which hotelier Benjamin Horne (Richard Beymer) and his secretary Beverly Paige (Ashley Judd) are investigating a strange sound emanating from the walls of the Great Northern. Ben points in the direction that he thinks the soft, soothing tone is coming from, and for a second he seems to be pointing right at the camera—past it, really…toward our world, at those of us on the other side of the fiction/fact divide. A blink-and-you'll-miss-it breach, but it lays some subtle groundwork for what follows: The aesthetically and thematically provocative Part 8 fitted the Twin Peaks mythos into our very real history of atomic destruction. And this week's
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‘Twin Peaks’: Episode 6 Guide to Returning Characters and Their Deep History With the Town

‘Twin Peaks’: Episode 6 Guide to Returning Characters and Their Deep History With the Town
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Twin Peaks: The Return” episodes as they’re released weekly.]

Twin Peaks” is one-third of the way through its 18-episode limited series, but it is still trotting out some familiar faces. As a reminder, here are the returning characters we’ve already reunited with in Episodes 1 and 2, Episode 3 and 4, and Episode 5. And while it’s a small town, it’s not that small, and we have yet to see some of our favorites.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Episode 6 Review: A Long-Awaited Character Finally Arrived and Was Awesome

In Sunday’s most recent episode, two people who were seen in the film follow-up “Fire Walk With Me” served to connect the original series to the Showtime revival. David Lynch has worked his magic, and this town is feeling more and more real each episode. Both of the returning characters arrived in conjunction with a key moment in the episode, when Richard Horne (Eamon Farren) kills a young boy in a hit-and-run.
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Twin Peaks: Who are Phillip Jeffries and Blue Rose?

It doesn't seem possible, but Twin Peaks gets even weirder and more bizarre with episodes three and four. However, beyond the "normal" David Lynchian aspects that will all make sense as the show unfolds (or not), there are a couple references that may have had you wracking your brain to remember just exactly what they mean in the Twin Peaks universe: Phillip Jeffries and Blue Rose. If those mentions leave you a little befuddled, we're here to help. Phillip Jeffries Understanding this reference is based entirely on having seen the 1992 Twin Peaks prequel movie, Fire Walk With Me. In the film, Jeffries is an FBI agent played by David Bowie. (It was rumored that Bowie was going to shoot some scenes for Twin Peaks: The Return but didn't get a chance to before his untimely death in early 2016.) In the film, Jeffries is an agent who suddenly appears to Gordon Cole
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'Twin Peaks' Revival Delves Deeper Into 'Fire Walk With Me' -- and It's Absolutely Insane (Hi Naomi Watts!)

'Twin Peaks' Revival Delves Deeper Into 'Fire Walk With Me' -- and It's Absolutely Insane (Hi Naomi Watts!)
Woo boy, Twin Peaks fans.

If you thought the first two hours of the Twin Peaks revival were weird, you haven't really seen anything yet.

Let's start with what is easily the David Lynch-iest sequence of the show so far.

The Purple Spaceship

After being expelled from the Black Lodge and taking a quick pit stop in the glass box in New York City, real Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) finds himself in a weird purple spaceship thing with a woman who is listed in the credits as Naido (Nae Yuuki). Her eyes are melted shut, which lends some weight to the idea that eyes are important in Twin Peaks -- Ruth Davenport (Mary Stofle) was missing an eye and it also appeared that Evil Cooper (MacLachlan) shot Phyllis Hastings (Cornelia Guest) through the eye.

The woman eventually disappears and Cooper encounters the shadowy head of Major Garland Briggs (Don S. Davis), who utters the phrase "blue rose
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Notes On The Breaking Point, Alien: Covenant And The Return Of Twin Peaks

God bless the Criterion Collection for their forthcoming Blu-ray of a nifty 2K restoration of The Breaking Point (1950), the second swipe at Ernest Hemingway’s novel To Have and Have Not, which is on the company’s release schedule for August 2017. You may have heard of the first version… Bogie, Bacall, Hawks, “You know how to whistle, don’t ya?” Remember that one? Well, this one, the story of a down-on-his-luck charter boat captain Harry Morgan (John Garfield) who gets manipulated into a deadly smuggling run to help make ends meet, is directed by Michael Curtiz, and it trades Hawks’ larky, Casablanca-derived vibe for something decidedly darker, a daylight-splashed noir that somehow ferrets out all the chiaroscuro shadows in Hemingway’s material nonetheless. Throughout The Breaking Point, but especially in the movie’s riveting second half when Morgan allows himself to get roped into a second, even more dangerous scheme,
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David Lynch on 'Twin Peaks' Revival: 'The Woods Are Full of Mystery'

David Lynch on 'Twin Peaks' Revival: 'The Woods Are Full of Mystery'
The season premiere of Twin Peaks is days away, and there is hardly any information about its episodes available. The synopsis for the first two episodes quizzically reads, "The stars turn and a time presents itself." Naturally, this is exactly what filmmaker David Lynch wants.

"These days, movie trailers practically tell the whole story," he says in his nasal, matter-of-fact, plainspoken manner. "I think it's really harmful. For me, personally, I don't want to know anything when I go into a theater. I like to discover it, get into that world,
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‘Twin Peaks’: 5 New Secrets About David Lynch’s Cult Classic Reboot Revealed

‘Twin Peaks’: 5 New Secrets About David Lynch’s Cult Classic Reboot Revealed
The return of David Lynch’s cult series “Twin Peaks” is less than two weeks away. Ahead of the anticipated premiere on Showtime, Variety sat down with Lynch and the show’s co-creator Mark Frost, as well as returning star Kyle MacLachlan, who plays Special Agent Dale Cooper, and Laura Dern, a Lynch regular who is a new addition to the show.

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Here are five secrets revealed in the lengthy feature:

1) The fact that the series will air on premium cable does not mean it will be filled with nudity or extreme violence. “You don’t think, ‘Oh, I can do this now,'” says Lynch. “The story tells you what’s going to happen.”

2) According to Lynch, the prequel film to the original show, “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” will be essential to understanding the reboot.
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‘Big Little Lies’ Finale: Director Jean-Marc Vallée on the Long-Awaited Answer to the Mystery

‘Big Little Lies’ Finale: Director Jean-Marc Vallée on the Long-Awaited Answer to the Mystery
Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched the finale of “Big Little Lies,” which aired April 2.

The mystery is finally solved: Not only do we know who did it, we also know who the victim is, too. And we know who the father is of Jane’s son, Ziggy — the man who assaulted her that horrible night seven years ago. And thanks to director Jean-Marc Vallee’s visual storytelling style, it was all delivered without a single word spoken.

It was justice a long time coming for Celeste’s abusive husband, Perry (Alexander Skarsgård) who suffered a fatal fall at the hands of Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz). The women bonded together to keep the secret, refusing to tell the authorities the truth — but they’re each finally unburdened of the painful, deep secrets they’ve been keeping all series long.

Vallée and writer David E. Kelley nudged the significance of the ending to be a slightly
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Newswire: Showtime will stream Fire Walk With Me ahead of the Twin Peaks revival

Grab your garmonbozia and prepare yourself for David Bowie’s Southern drawl: Showtime has announced that it’ll soon be streaming David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. The frequently confusing (and critically contentious) prequel to Lynch’s frequently confusing hit TV show, Fire Walk With Me recounts the last week of teen beauty queen (and eventual plastic-wrapped murder victim) Laura Palmer’s life.

Showtime will start streaming the film on March 1, ahead of the May 21 arrival of Lynch’s revival of the show. The film stars the show’s Sheryl Lee, Kyle MacLachlan, and Ray Wise, plus some suitably weird appearances from Chris Isaak, Kiefer Sutherland, and the aforementioned Bowie. Also, it’s full of spoilers for Twin Peaks proper, so if you’re still getting caught up on the series—also streaming via Showtime—steer clear until you’re done.
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