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Deauville: Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum Set to Receive Honors

25 July 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jurassic Park co-stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will be reunited at the Deauville Film Festival, where both Oscar nominees are set to receive career tributes, organizers announced Tuesday.

Dern, who has been seen on the small screen in the Emmy-nominated Big Little Lies and Twin Peaks, was called a "Lynchean muse par excellence" by festival organizers recognizing her work in David Lynch's Blue VelvetInland Empire and the Palme d'Or winner Wild at Heart.

Dern is next slated to appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Ron Howard.

Goldblum, set to star in the next installment of the dinosaur »

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‘Twin Peaks: The Return': David Lynch Finds Good and Bad Love in “Part 10″

16 July 2017 9:14 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A constant visual and auditory theme that comes up often in David Lynch's work is the veneer of the tailored, fashionable norm barely hiding a feral, agitated underneath.It's true of the severed ear found amongst the slightly overgrown backyard grass in Blue Velvet, or the idyllic yet acidic love that drives the couple in Wild at Heart. It's a dichotomy that comes up often in Part 10 of Twin Peaks: The Return, in which Cooper-Dougie unwittingly seduced his wife with his more toned physique. [caption id="attachment_650935" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Showtime[/caption] … »

- Chris Cabin

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David Lynch: The Art Life – portrait of the auteur as a young man

16 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The maverick film director’s life story is less intriguing than his oeuvre might suggest

In this documentary about the maverick director of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, among others, the directors paint a portrait of David Lynch built on his background in visual art. Lynch’s story is told entirely in his own words, a voiceover made up of interviews alongside footage of him in his workshop, like a tiny figurine of a joker with a disembodied head that he moulds and paints himself. He speaks of the “huge worlds in these two blocks” that he grew up on and the first time he drove a car stoned, mesmerised by the freeway’s white lines. Fans will make connections with Lynch’s personal anecdotes and the images they know from his films, but watching the artist explain his work is never as interesting as the art itself.

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- Simran Hans

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Soundtracking: "Blue Velvet"

12 July 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

This week, Chris Feil's soundtrack series covers a David Lynch classic...

David Lynch has used music to genius effect over his career, particularly drawing from 50s and 60s crooners to create a cinematic world displaced in time. But Lynch’s most definitive use of preexisting songs is in one of his most narratively focused masterpieces, Blue Velvet. This is the best example of how he distorts the wholesomeness of the sound to reveal darker tones beneath performative American culture.

Music is as much a piece of this suburban facade as any of Lynch’s hellscapes, announcing as much when it fades from Angelo Badalamenti’s operatic overture to Bobby Vinton’s title classic. A placid sky descends upon a thorny rose bush, gorgeously staining the picked fence’s rigid sterility like how Lynch poisons our relationship to the music. Vinton’s voice is tinny in its soulfulness, a swingy sanitized »

- Chris Feil

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David Lynch: The Art Life Review

12 July 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Daniel Goodwin

“You have to sometimes make a huge mess and big mistakes to find the thing you are looking for,” an at ease David Lynch imparts while painting and smoking in a sun soaked yard as his young daughter swirls about before him. In David Lynch: The Art Life, the genius artist/director reflects on his early years, recalling childhood memories, troubled youth and identity crisis’.

Combined with insights from the man himself, Director Jon Nguyen captures petite ticks, character traits and scenes which shed light onto Lynch as painter/film-maker and old/young man. New filmed footage of Lynch tearing up a croissant and staring curiously at a stick as though seeking inspiration, is both endearing, wry and enlightening, alongside his stories of infancy (playing war) and the living “hell” of adolescence due to routine intestinal spasms and living with a conflicting personality.

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- Daniel Goodwin

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Evil Ed – The Blu Review

2 July 2017 5:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Review by Roger Carpenter

What do you get when you mix a bunch of Swedish horror film fans with little film experience and no money but a great deal of gumption?  Why, Evil Ed, of course!

Evil Ed is both a tale of horror as well as a tale of stick-to-it-ness that all aspiring filmmakers should hear, and both are equally entertaining.  Some Swedish kids who grew up on American horror films courtesy of the first video boom and who shared a common goal of making a film that could play in theaters started experimenting with the tools of the trade.  Their first feature was never actually completed before they ran out of steam, but the nucleus of that group, Anders Jacobsen, Goran Lundstrom, and “Doc,” moved right into what would become Evil Ed.  They took the nucleus of a story, about a docile, henpecked film editor forced to cut »

- Movie Geeks

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‘Twin Peaks’ Is More Satisfying If You Stop Trying to Figure Out What It Means

2 July 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

My work is described as beautiful, horrible, hogwash, genius, maundering, precise, quaint, avant-garde, historical, hackneyed, masterful, trivial, intense, mystical, virtuosic, bewildering, absorbing, concise, absurd, amusing, innovative, nostalgic, contemporary, iconoclastic, sophisticated, trash, masterpieces, etc. It’s all true. —Bruce Conner

What does it all mean? This question, when applied to the ever-expanding mythology of “Twin Peaks,” typically leads to a series of murky pathways and dead ends, but they’re usually irrelevant. Sure, it’s fun to dig through the pileup of circumstances that led FBI Agent Dale Cooper from investigating a small-town murder to becoming trapped in the red-hued inter-dimensional prison known as the Black Lodge. Play that game if it makes you happy — IndieWire’s TV team has done it beautifully — but that doesn’t mean Lynch or co-creator Mark Frost will always make the journey worthwhile.

The show, which has recreated its appeal from the ground up in »

- Eric Kohn

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‘Twin Peaks’ Is More Satisfying If You Stop Trying to Figure Out What It Means

2 July 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

My work is described as beautiful, horrible, hogwash, genius, maundering, precise, quaint, avant-garde, historical, hackneyed, masterful, trivial, intense, mystical, virtuosic, bewildering, absorbing, concise, absurd, amusing, innovative, nostalgic, contemporary, iconoclastic, sophisticated, trash, masterpieces, etc. It’s all true. —Bruce Conner

What does it all mean? This question, when applied to the ever-expanding mythology of “Twin Peaks,” typically leads to a series of murky pathways and dead ends, but they’re usually irrelevant. Sure, it’s fun to dig through the pileup of circumstances that led FBI Agent Dale Cooper from investigating a small-town murder to becoming trapped in the red-hued inter-dimensional prison known as the Black Lodge. Play that game if it makes you happy — IndieWire’s TV team has done it beautifully — but that doesn’t mean Lynch or co-creator Mark Frost will always make the journey worthwhile.

The show, which has recreated its appeal from the ground up in »

- Eric Kohn

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David Lynch, Ian McKellen, Xavier Dolan, Vanessa Redgrave set for Rome Film Festival Events

27 June 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — David Lynch will be feted with a lifetime achievement award by the Rome Film Festival where the U.S. director of “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks” will also hold an onstage conversation with artistic director Antonio Monda.

Monda at a Rome press luncheon on Tuesday, called Lynch “simply the coolest director alive.” He also announced that British actor Ian McKellen; French Canadian wunderkind director/actor Xavier Dolan; Oscar-winning British actress Vanessa Redgrave and U.S. author Chuck Palahniuk (“Fight Club”) will be participating in other public conversations within the fest’s dedicated Close Encounters section.

As for movies, Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming “Logan Lucky” will have its European preem in Rome. The heist comedy with an all star cast that includes Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank,  Katie Holmes and a platinum-coiffed Daniel Craig, hits U.S. theatres on August 18.

The twelfth edition of the Rome fest will run October 26-November 5, separately from Rome’s Mia »

- Nick Vivarelli

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"Twin Peaks," Episode 8 Recap: Did You Like That Song?

26 June 2017 4:51 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

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."Did you like that song?" the boy (Xolo Mariduena) asks the girl (Tikaeni Faircrest). His words are hesitant and tentative—tinged with naiveté, therefore open and earnest. "Yes," the girl replies, playing along with the courtship ritual. "I did like that song." Yet there's a sense in the slight pause between his question and her answer that she could say anything. That awkward dead space is filled with possibilities—positive, negative and in-between. And what excitement there is in that. This exchange comes toward the end of Part 8 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revived Twin Peaks, though the quiet beauty of the moment is offset by the many horrors (and wonders) that precede it…and that, will indeed, follow it. It's easy »

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The Laura Dern-aissance: From Blacklisted After ‘Ellen’ to 2017 Scene-Stealer of ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Twin Peaks’

23 June 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

A formidable actress, Laura Dern has been working in Hollywood since age 5. At 13 years old, the daughter of icons Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern became the youngest Miss Golden Globe and soon thereafter earned critical acclaim with her breakout role in Blue Velvet. The 1986 film also marked the first time Dern and director David Lynch would work together throughout her career, a pairing that continues with Twin Peaks’ celebrated return on Showtime.

Known for her highly emotive face, »

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"Twin Peaks," Episode 7 Recap: …And That's Enough Said About That

20 June 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

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.So that's how David Lynch does an info dump. First, with a cheeky, knowing scene featuring the brothers Horne: "Jerry, what's going on?" asks Ben (Richard Beymer) after his cannabis-infused sibling (David Patrick Kelly) phones him from the woods. "I think I'm high!…I don't know where I am!" Jerry screams, perhaps speaking for a good subsection of the Twin Peaks revival audience, who have, over the six prior installments, been given only glimpses of a larger picture. Narrative momentum comes in asides; the more prevalent longueurs are reserved for atmosphere and mood, for full immersion in apparent stasis.Part 7 shakes things up, following the brotherly freak-out with several story reveals that come in quick succession. But there's a niggling sense throughout all the »

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Blu-ray Review: Serial Mom Collector’s Edition

15 June 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Is Serial Mom John Waters’ best movie?

On the bonus features of the new Scream Factory Blu-ray, the legendary writer/director says that it is. And who am I to disagree? While I think Hairspray is still his most commercially accessible film—there’s a reason it was turned into a hit broadway musical, then adapted for both the big and small screen—Serial Mom is, like Brian De Palma’s adaptation of The Untouchables, a brilliant marriage of a commercial aesthetic and the filmmaker’s true voice. It’s a movie that can appeal to everyone while still being very much a John Waters movie, and for that alone it must be considered a huge success.

Kathleen Turner plays Beverly Sutphin, an idealized 1950s-style housewife with the perfect American family: her husband (Sam Waterston) is a successful dentist and her two teenage kids (Matthew Lillard and Ricki Lake) are happy and well-adjusted. »

- Patrick Bromley

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‘Twin Peaks 3×06′ Review

13 June 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

While Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is still stuck in Dougie, that doesn’t mean that Twin Peaks can’t push a few buttons for fans. This week has a definite feel of Fire Walk with Me as well as a very interesting introduction to a returning, but until now unseen character that fans have been dying to see.

Life for Dougie keeps on moving along, but FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) pays a visit to an old friend. Meanwhile in Twin Peaks, Richard Horne (Eamon Farren) makes a deal.

While we the audience may want Agent Cooper to return, Twin Peaks has other ideas. One thing that has to be pointed out about the Dougie scenes though is just how good Naomi Watts is as Janey-e Jones. In a world, as strange as the one created in Twin Peaks, she is eerily real in her performance.

The other important »

- Paul Metcalf

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'Twin Peaks' Recap: Hit and Run

12 June 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Harry Dean Stanton is 90 years old, though he's looked so world weary for so long that he seems somehow ageless and immortal. In light of the key Twin Peaks players who've died before the series' return to the air – Jack Nance, Frank Silva, Frances Bay, Don S. Davis, Warren Frost, David Bowie, and most hauntingly Miguel Ferrer and Catherine Coulson, who reprised their roles as Albert Rosenfield and the Log Lady before they passed away – we're fortunate to have him. When his character, Carl Rodd, tells his younger companion "I've been smokin' for 75 years, »

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Twin Peaks Episode 6 Recap: 'Diane, That's a Damn Good Wig'

12 June 2017 4:43 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Carol Lynley (The Poseidon Adventure) was rumored to have the part back in 1991. And theories swirled over the years suggesting Agent Cooper’s trusty Gal Friday might just be a figment of his imagination. But in Sunday’s Twin Peaks, the one and only “Diane” was finally revealed to be none other than Laura Dern. (Nifty that she played his Girl Friday back in Blue Velvet too, huh?) A satisfying moment 27 years in the making (even if most of us guessed and hoped it was coming). Now, Albert (who found her in Max Von’s Bar in Philadelphia – did that »

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Laura Dern Speaks the Truth: An Honest Interview with the Most Scrutinized Actress of 2017

7 June 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Big Little Lies.” “Twin Peaks.” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

These three projects don’t make up half of Laura Dern’s 2017 body of work, but they do represent defining moments in the year’s entertainment landscape. Few movies or TV shows have been met with as much anticipation or scrutiny, and this level of intense speculation can be tough on an actor who’s been sworn to secrecy.

“A woman came up to me and said, ‘You don’t even tell your kids what part you played? Is that painful as a mother to have to lie to your kids?’ And I got so flustered!” Dern said in a recent interview with IndieWire. “I’m not trying to hurt people by not talking about it!”

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’: Why We Need Agent Cooper’s Arrested Development Even When It’s Exhausting

Luckily, Dern is a veteran. She »

- Ben Travers

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"Twin Peaks," Episode 5 Recap: I Love How You Love Me

6 June 2017 3:19 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

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.The key image in Part 5 of the revived Twin Peaks is of a woman in ecstasy. Recall, however, the subtitle that series co-creator/director David Lynch appended to his thorny 2006 masterpiece Inland Empire: "A Woman in Trouble." The line separating rapture and anguish is a blurry one, especially for Lynch's ladies, who are as likely to end up exquisitely chiseled corpses (the ubiquitous Laura Palmer; Part 2's doomed henchwoman Darya) as they are world-weary survivors. For the moment, let's focus on Rebecca "Becky" Burnett (Amanda Seyfried), daughter of Rr Diner waitress Shelly Johnson (Mädchen Amick), though Becky's last name—taken from ne'er-do-well husband Steven Burnett (Caleb Landry Jones)—obscures the identity of her father. (Dana Ashbrook's now-law-abiding Bobby Briggs is the most likely candidate, »

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Selling Toys Is No Reason To Make A Sequel

4 June 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway thinks the possibility of a new Power Rangers film is pretty depressing…

With the news we may have another Power Rangers movie solely because the last one shifted a load of cheap plastic manufactured for tiny wages in the developing world to people who should know better, it feels like studios have given up the pretence that films are art and have all but admitted that they’re only made to make a profit for some faceless multinational conglomerate. Coming soon: a sequel made not because they original film demanded that more stories be told, but because everyone who went to see it also bought a giant bucket of a sugary drink at the cinema. At least if that happened we’d know they were being honest.

Screenwriting guru William Goldman calls sequels “whore’s movies”, and while that sounds like the sort of film you’d find on specialist websites, »

- Neil Calloway

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Great Job, Internet!: The world needs to know how David Lynch’s beef with 5 Woody Woodpecker dolls began

2 June 2017 10:26 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

David Lynch’s creative process is the stuff of legends. His affection for transcendental meditation is well known, but individual anecdotes from that process—like the way Blue Velvet began with the germ of an idea about an ear found within a field, or Laura Dern’s retelling of the credits sequence for Inland Empire—get passed around long after the fact, not as keys to understanding his work but almost as creative additions to them. The 20 hours of new work currently unfolding on Twin Peaks’ third season will surely go on to generate plenty such legends, but one is making the rounds again now. It is the story of David Lynch’s tempestuous friendship with five Woody Woodpecker dolls, with whom he is no longer on speaking terms.

The story has been kicking around for years, but it was renewed by Lynch’s comments on the dolls in ...

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- Clayton Purdom

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