Taylor Williams

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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    This has definitely grown on me with each viewing, and now it’s at the point where I think it’s as essential as all his best work thematically and aesthetically, even removed from Twin Peaks canon. The original series and Blue Velvet take on suburbia by showing the seedy underbelly of an idyllic town, but what the series taps into briefly that FWWM really develops is the idea that the underlying evil of suburbia is actually within the home, which is far more terrifying. Laura…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Second time around only affirmed the stuff I was unsure of and improved everything else. I still think calling the season a movie is pretty dumb unless you consider a lot of other shows movies too, but that’s something to take up with Cahiers du Cinéma, not the show.

    Obviously there are a lot of questions left unanswered, but I think the biggest through line of the season is modernization, which seems given with this being a 25-year return, but…

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  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

    ★★★★

    At first the conceit of the film upset me because I was really enjoying what I was watching, but both segments are so well done I can’t complain. It should also be stated how cleverly worded the synopsis on Prime is, not sure why IMDb and Letterboxd went with different ones.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Idk what would’ve happened if one of them fell asleep and then the other immediately woke them up but that’s the beauty of simply avoiding that scenario. Good chemistry, fun antics even if the plane crash looked like a smosh video (or I guess an early lonely island video), the relationship drama was kinda weak but fuck it I liked the movie.

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    See what happens when you just let talented people do their thing?

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    When Bautista said “you’ve never seen a miracle” he was talking to the audience because they hadn’t seen this movie yet