With Kyle MacLachlin, Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee, Chris Isaak, Harry Dean Stanton, Keifer Sutherland, David Bowie, Moira Kelly, Jurgen Prochnow, Julee Cruise

Directed by David Lynch

The popularity of Lynch's unforgettable
Twin Peaks TV series spawned this expositional cinematic prequel. It got a lot of flack but it is a very cool film, which retains the infectious atmosphere of the series with some added intensity that they couldn't show on TV (but a decade later came HBO shows like Oz and The Sopranos that go all the way). Assuming you've seen of all the 30 episodes (which is preferable to have this prequel make sense), it answers a few questions many fans were dying to hear as we're taken through events that led to Laura Palmer's murder (and all of the parties connected). The cosmic weirdness was not left behind with some visually fantastic and scary moments flowing from it. Badalamenti's indispensable soundtrack (with Lynch additions) is a brilliant jazzy, sometimes sleazy and mysterious noir-flavoured chunk of pure mood enhancement. If you loved the series, you can't help but love this movie.

5 / B
- PB

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never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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