Filthy Dreams’s 2019 Psychotic Break Shopping Spree Holiday Gift Guide
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Filthy Dreams’s 2019 Psychotic Break Shopping Spree Holiday Gift Guide

Ho Ho HooooooooWHOAA! Hello there, cheeriest Filthy Dreams Christmas cookies! What’s that? What am I doing? Well, I’m just making a list and checking it twice. No, not my shopping list! Planning is for fools! And who wants to plot too far in advance about the gifts you’re giving to OTHER people this holiday season?! … Continue reading

Transcendental Style on Television: Nicolas Refn’s Problematic Series Is A Massive Leap Forward for Streaming Aesthetics
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Transcendental Style on Television: Nicolas Refn’s Problematic Series Is A Massive Leap Forward for Streaming Aesthetics

In his text Transcendental Style in Film, the critic turned auteur Paul Schrader observed a formal connection between several mid-1900s filmmakers, particularly Yasujirô Ozu, Robert Bresson and Carl Thedor Dreyer. “Transcendental film,” Schrader argues, “seeks to maximize the mystery of existence; it eschews all conventional interpretations of reality: realism, psychologism, romanticism, expressionism, and finally, rationalism.” … Continue reading

Merry Christmas From The Black Lodge!: Jherek Bischoff’s “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire Walk With Me”
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Merry Christmas From The Black Lodge!: Jherek Bischoff’s “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire Walk With Me”

As you know, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, we, here at Filthy Dreams, spent most of the year obsessing about Twin Peaks: The Return. Even after the show’s finale in September, we’ve been stuck in the Roadhouse, haunted by not-Laura Palmer’s final scream and whisper. I still close my eyes and see Laura pulling off her … Continue reading

Is It Future Or Is It Past?: Stuck In The Eternal Return With Twin Peaks: The Return “Parts 17 & 18”
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Is It Future Or Is It Past?: Stuck In The Eternal Return With Twin Peaks: The Return “Parts 17 & 18”

Well, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and Twin Peaks fanatics! It’s a good thing we made so many sandwiches! Sadly it’s time for one last jaunt to get Lost In The Bang Bang Bar for Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 17 and 18. I hope to see all of you again–every one of you. … Continue reading

It Was Like, What, Electricity?: Wallowing In Saudade In Twin Peaks: The Return “Part 16”
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It Was Like, What, Electricity?: Wallowing In Saudade In Twin Peaks: The Return “Part 16”

Well hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and Twin Peaks fanatics! You are awake–100%! And you know what that means–time to head to the Roadhouse for our weepy penultimate Lost In The Bang Bang Bar for Twin Peaks: The Return Part 16. So get out your tissues. And I know I’m talking with a lot of assurance–Side … Continue reading

My Log Is Turning Gold: Remembering That Death Is Not The End In Twin Peaks: The Return “Part 15”
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My Log Is Turning Gold: Remembering That Death Is Not The End In Twin Peaks: The Return “Part 15”

*turns on the TV* Oh! Sunset Boulevard–my favorite! You know, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and Twin Peaks fanatics, every time I watch Norma Desmond make her cracked actress descent down that staircase, I just feel like taking a fork and jamming it in a wall socket. BZZZZZZ! SIZZLE! Don’t you? No? Well, as you probably … Continue reading