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‘Wild at Heart’ Is David Lynch’s Exuberant Circus of Romance and Violence

Compared to David Lynch's bleak take on fate and human nature in, say, Eraserhead or Lost Highway, this is sunshine and sailboats -- albeit with plenty of vivid sex, violence, and twisted humor.

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28 Apr 2015 // 9:00 AM

Double Take: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Look at the faces on you, ya ding-a-lings! Double Take flies over the Cuckoo's Nest this week. Medication time, everyone.

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14 Apr 2015 // 11:06 AM

PopTalk: Can Some Artists Become Immune to Serious Criticism?

In the eyes of critics, can David Lynch ever make a bad film? Or Kanye West a bad album?

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Why Does David Lynch Keep Doing This to Us?

David Lynch is one of the most beloved directors in the world. He's also an expert at letting his fanbase down.

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David Lynch: The Big Dream

The Big Dream, is an exciting, unnerving, and at times, unsettling experience for the listener, which should satisfy any fan of David Lynch's films, or innovative blues music more generally

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25 Jun 2013 // 11:03 PM

Dean Blunt: The Redeemer

The Redeemer, is an intriguing, hypnotic and beautiful record that resonates around your head long after the music stops.

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Ranking the Greats: The 10 Films of David Lynch

Thirty-five years. Ten terrific movies. This is how we see the amazing creative canon of David Lynch and his superb, if sparse, output.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...

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23 Jun 2011 // 3:00 AM

Obsession As the Driver Behind the Road Movie

Since Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the notion of hitting the road to "anywhere but here" speaks to us not of grand rolling landscapes, but of an emergence into a truer, freer, state of being than our everyday routines allow.

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Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection

The Monument Collection is as perfect a reminder as any that if you're a miserabilist yet haven't let Roy Orbison into your life, then you should feel more sorry for yourself than usual.

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The world needs more Orson Welles, and we just might get it. Though quite the Renaissance man, Welles’s directorial efforts always seemed to be

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28 Jan 2011 // 8:30 AM

The Year In TV: May 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.

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9 Dec 2010 // 7:30 AM

Vintage TV Goes Digital

Two new channels may be arriving to your TV set.

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I Do Know Jack. That’s the Whole Problem!

In an age when so many of us rip music in order to store it on various mobile devices that can be transported anywhere and everywhere, policing entrenched (sub)cultural boundaries seems a bit controversial, if not entirely outdated.

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Ending the Exceptional: Convention Defiance in Dennis Hopper’s ‘Easy Rider’

Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider not only defied cinematic and social conventions upon its release in 1969, but also the very idea of American exceptionalism.

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‘Easy Rider’: Dennis Hopper Explains America

Anticipating everything from the Kent State killings to the Branch Davidian siege, Easy Rider distills just how deeply freedom and authority are fundamentally antagonists in America. Sadly, especially in America.

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This Pie’s So Good It Is a Crime - ‘Twin Peaks’ Rap (video)

Ah, Twin Peaks. What could’ve been an ever-obscure, early ‘90s throwback has held its cultural ground through DVD releases, intellectual discussions on sites like

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Portrait of the Artist…and Their Family

I’d rather hear superstars admit to egos gone wild than insist they uphold “family first” values if family first is not a reality for them.

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Easy Rider 40th Anniversary

This 40-year-old classic still has its thrills -- enough to make you wish that you, too, had a bike with a teardrop gas tank emblazoned with the American flag.

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Chinatown (Centennial Collection)

Despite bringing film noir into the daylight and into color, this is among the darkest of Southern California tales.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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