Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me ★★★★½

After rewatching Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, it has become abundantly clear to me that this is without a doubt David Lynch's most underrated and misunderstood film and upon contemplation, I might even consider it to be his best.

Fear, paranoia and the ambiguity of details have never taken more of a centre stage in a David Lynch film before, and I think the entire film is just an amazing slow-burn because of the utterly intoxicating atmosphere Lynch is able to build around the story. 

Furthermore, I also think this film embraces a very dark side of the Laura Palmer story, which the show never did for obvious reasons, but was always there. Not that that's a criticism of the show, which worked perfectly with the tone it had. I just thought this was an interesting facet to explore.

Also, bravo Sheryl Lee. I was really amazed at the outstandingly brave performance she was able to give in this film. I thought she brought something uniquely human to a character that largely remained an enigma in the show, and her portrayal of a girl in true despair is one if the reasons this film works so well.

I won't deny that this is a dark, unsettling and often, quite disturbing film. But then so is the Laura Palmer story. And the fact that Lynch is able to bring such a human side to that story, through the thick layer if melancholy that was always there is something is really great. 
It's 100% pure Lynch.

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