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Jul 18, 2017

We dive into the textures of Episode 10 and enjoy spending time with the Mitchum Brothers and their mysterious female companions. Don't fire us because we'll have no place to go. 

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'"I'll Show You What Horror Means": Sex, Sadism and Censorship in Rouben Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Its...


Jul 11, 2017

Episode 9 of The Return brings us back to Earth for quite a lot of reasonably straightforward plot information. Dave and Elise discuss the deeper moral dimensions of office etiquette, the dark side of hippie deodorant, what Andy and Lucy can teach us about having a functioning relationship, and whether it's better to go...


Jun 27, 2017

 

In the words of Lynch kindred spirit Kate Bush, “Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Unbelievable.” Discussed: Lynch's new way of problematizing 1950s “innocence” in the course of opening up Laura Palmer's story to a broader social and metaphysical world. Elise talks Lynch's psychosexual biography and advances her...


Jun 20, 2017

S03E07 prompts us to ask such questions as: why does the FBI need a woman to verify whether Mr. C is Coop? Squeeze his what off? Who's Billy? Is there a Billy? Does he know Linda? Do they ever talk about Judy? Why does Andy still have a job as an officer of the law? Does Norma ever take a break from doing the accounts?...


Jun 13, 2017

 

 

1/3 of the way through! S3E6 prompts us to ask such questions as, What are David Lynch's feelings about cowboys? How about lamps? Which Douglas Sirk rich asshole does Richard Horne most resemble? Does Dave have weird gender stuff he needs to deal with? Is fire a good thing now? And especially, is there a more tender...