Golden Orbs, Time Travel, and Poem-Reciting Woodsmen: Return Rewatch Part 8

Immediately after watching Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8, I knew I had seen the most ambitious, experimental, heartfelt 56-minutes ever committed to the screen. It was reported soon after the segment aired that David Lynch worked on portions of Part 8 by himself, offering little information to others about what he was developing. This …

Individual Petals of the Same Flower: The Collective Fabric in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia

Nature vs. Nurture is one of my favorite philosophical debates. On one side of the ring, René Descartes, suggesting that human beings are born with innate ideas that inform our decision-making and relationship with the world for the rest of our lives. Across from Descartes stands John Locke, who suggested that human beings begin life …

Battling Ego and Searching for Love in Boogie Nights

The eternal struggle of the human circumstance is discovering the purpose of one's life. We spend countless hours in school, working jobs, or deep in thought attempting to ascertain the reason for our existence. For some, they believe that discovering what they are most passionate about, or that for which they have a particular talent …

Lynch Night: Finding Out About Life on David Lynch’s Lost Highway

It's difficult, now that Twin Peaks: The Return exists, to not look at all of David Lynch's output as one cohesive stream of artistic development. The Return proved to be a shining jewel on the crown of David Lynch's career as a filmmaker, incorporating themes and imagery that he has explored since he began to …