Madeline Zima Interview: Glass Box Memories, Twin Peaks Love, and Inspired Filmmaking

Madeline Zina occupies a special place in the hearts of long-time Twin Peaks fans. When we were (finally!) treated to a few moments of 2017’s Season 3 in the lead-up to its May release, Zima’s Tracey Barberato was seen daring Ben Rosenfield’s Sam Colby to “Try me.” We were intrigued. Tracey’s screen time was relatively small, …

Where in the World is 25 Years Later? Poland: Loving Vincent

"Where in the World is 25 Years Later?" is a trip around the globe highlighting the contributions to the cinema from countries all around the world. A rich diversity of perspectives only aides in the appreciation and joy of movie-watching. Taking a look at films from around the globe can also better our understanding of …

Something’s Lost, But Something’s Gained: The Affair — Season 4 Episode 10

For the first time (I think -- at least I can't remember another episode like this) we get a three-part look at a few days in November, between Alison's chaotic funeral in Montauk and the tumultuous scene at Vik's hospital bedside in Los Angeles. It wasn't a typical episode in that regard, but also in …

Shovels, Sunset Boulevards, and Sharp Dressed Men: The Return Part 15

"You asked about this shovel," Nadine says to Ed in the opening scene of Part 15 of The Return. "Well, I'm shoveling myself out of the shit!" "Have you been watching that show of Jacoby's?" Ed drawls. Nadine's grin says it all. "You know I have," she replies, before "freeing" Ed to pursue Norma, as they …

Twin Peaks: Las Vegas – Episode 4 is a Shaggy Dog Story

Welcome back to Twin Peaks: Las Vegas, my “reviews” of the imaginary Twin Peaks spin-off sitcom!  This week in Twin Peaks: Las Vegas, the Joneses get a new dog, and Janey-E isn’t having it!If the opening scene with that giant hairy dog just sitting there at the feet of the lawman statue didn’t melt your heart …

Mad Men Part 2: The Limitations of Self on Madison Avenue in the 1960s

The 1960s in America represented a time of great turmoil. The decade saw the murders of a president and a civil rights leader, the threat of a nuclear missile attack, and a war. The decade also began the shift away from the 1950s expectations of marriage and family along with working the same job, whether …