OK, Let’s Talk About TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN

Requisite note: this is a pretty slapdash piece of writing, because I wanted to get something written about this beautiful show before it ends and I need to have an actual thesis about what the whole is about. It’s been written basically over the course of the entire season, too, so certain interpretive things may seem off, given later information we’ve gotten. I left out a lot of … Continue reading OK, Let’s Talk About TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN

The Unacknowledged Brilliance of THE NEVERENDING STORY II

It can be tempting, especially in our current franchise-weary days, to dismiss the very notion of sequels. They seem irrelevant, or useless, or sometimes completely arbitrary; simple cash-ins on the things we love. 1984’s The NeverEnding Story, a hallmark of childrens’ fantasy film, seems at first one of the worst candidates for the sequel treatment; a visually striking, philosophically rich adventure that stands alone.    … Continue reading The Unacknowledged Brilliance of THE NEVERENDING STORY II