Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

The 1966 television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a masterpiece at least three times over. First, it’s one of the greatest of all Christmas stories told in an audio-visual medium, filling its 26 minutes with exactly the correct amount of warm and fuzzy sentiment, wry cynicism to keep said sentiment in check, and […]

The two-part TV miniseries Salem’s Lot, the second film ever adapted from the writings of Stephen King, premiered on CBS in November, 1979, and other than a scant handful of anthology series episodes, that was it for King on television for eleven years. The two-part TV miniseries It premiered on ABC in November, 1990, and […]

Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 3 September, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away slowly. It’s […]

Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 3 September, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all subsequent reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return episodes will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 27 August, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all subsequent reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return episodes will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 20 August, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all subsequent reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return episodes will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 13 August, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all subsequent reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return episodes will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 6 August, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all subsequent reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return episodes will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 30 July, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all subsequent reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return episodes will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 23 July, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all subsequent reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return episodes will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away […]

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Every week this summer, we’ll be taking an historical tour of the Hollywood blockbuster by examining an older film that is in some way a spiritual precursor to one of the weekend’s wide releases. This week: after many, many years, Stephen King’s most monumental work, The Dark Tower, is finally seeing the first fraction of […]

Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & David Lynch Directed by David Lynch Airdate: 16 July, 2017 Author’s Note: This and all subsequent reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return episodes will freely give away details from the episode at hand, and all those preceding it. The spoiler-averse should back away […]

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