Michael Nathanson Talks Twin Peaks, Theories, The Punisher, and our “Peaks” Moment Over Coffee.

I had the great pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Michael Nathanson recently.  For those that do not know who Michael is, he played Sam Stein in Marvel’s The Punisher for Netflix.  He also was seen as 'Dr. Levi Zinberg' series The Knick, on the HBO/Cinemax. He was brought on as a director for …

The Hopeless Dream of Being: Unlocking Ingmar Bergman’s Persona and Finding Clues to Mulholland Drive

Ingmar Bergman Persona

“I like Bergman, but his films are so different,” says David Lynch at one point in Lynch on Lynch. “Sparse. Sparse dreams.” He’s just been effusively discussing how Fellini’s films make him dream, in magical and lyrical ways. Which leads him on to Bergman. Bergman’s work has another dream quality to it and Lynch gets …

Lynch Night: Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted

Industrial Symphony No. 1: the Dream of the Brokenhearted (ISN1) is the most idiosyncratic David Lynch creation from the Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart era. For the uninitiated, the 1989 recording of this live performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) features several Lynch regulars, including Laura Dern, Nicolas Cage, Julee Cruise, and …

World With(out) End, Amen: The X-Files Season 11, “Nothing Lasts Forever”

This penultimate episode of The X-Files (hopefully that means the series and not just the season, with Gillian’s certain departure one week away), aptly titled “Nothing Lasts Forever” deals with several themes, big and small. Endings, families and love, faith, age, and in a very meta way, television show revival all featured in last night’s …

Interview: Stephen Graham Jones: A Discussion on Lost Highway and Mapping the Interior

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of no less than sixteen novels and two hundred and fifty short stories. His novel, Mongrels, was nominated for Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson Awards as well as being named a best book of 2016 by Book Riot. He received this year’s Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in …