Aging, Reflection & Mortality in The Straight Story & Lucky

The late, great Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky

One of the many life lessons I’ve adopted from Twin Peaks is FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper’s advice, “When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry, we must always pay strict attention.” Well, the two separate events that I’m colliding here to share are very recent screenings of David Lynch’s …

Lynch Night: How Lynch Taught Us To Love Our Log Ladies and The Women of Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is a phenomenon that not everyone gravitates toward. For those who do, David Lynch and Mark Frost create a world, a community, and an environment where people feel completely at home. Within that home, the characters they create place themselves snuggly into our orbits, especially the women. In re-watching the original run of …

Sitting With the Uncomfortable: David Lynch’s Art and OCD

The following is a deeply personal guest post by Sean W. Gallagher. You can -- and should! -- follow them on Twitter (@blackcoffee253). I was always intrigued by David Lynch’s work, but it wasn’t until I was recently diagnosed with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) that I understood why his art so enraptured me. On some level, …

Wild At Heart Returns: The Shout! Factory Special Edition Wild At Heart Blu-ray and What Its Features Can Tell Us Now

Wild At Heart, David Lynch’s rainbow-infused Romeo and Juliet on an ultra-sexed, mega-violent road trip through Southern Gothic Oz, where the Wicked Witch of the West threatens true love, but Glenda the Good Witch rewards it all to a soundtrack of heavy metal, big band jazz, and rockabilly. Originally released in 1990, it would usher in …