Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Sheryl Lee, Kyle MacLachlan, Moira Kelly, Ray Wise,
Lynch’s prequel to his cult television show Twin Peaks baffled most critics and audiences on its 1992 premiere, yet, with its fixation on small-town life, perversity, and crap interior decorating, the film has only grown in stature; the Village Voice termed it “Lynch’s masterpiece.” Set in the week preceding the murder of Laura Palmer, the film opens with a similar murder case, before discarding it down a (literal) hole and starting again. (“We live inside a dream,” a character says, as if in explanation.) “It’s as if the time Lynch spent in the Twin Peaks cosmos allowed him to reduce this story to its essentials . . . pain and sorrow” (Dennis Lim).