THE OFFER

“A tawdry, ten-hour miniseries about the making of The Godfather that’s so hilariously full of shit I can’t take my eyes off it. Normally I like to say there should be no such things as guilty pleasures, and if any work of art brings you enjoyment in this cold, rotten world you’ve got no reason to be ashamed of that. But we’ll make an exception for The Offer.” – North Shore Movies, 06/16/2022

DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE

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“For fans, these 110 minutes will feel very much like a dream indeed, one full of fond, familiar faces in which old wrongs are righted, amends made and everyone takes a turn on the dance floor before getting a proper, sentimental sendoff. It will be your considerable happiness to see them again. But none of this comes easily. It’s still Deadwood, after all.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/30/2019

THE SOPRANOS TURNS 20

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“For me, the ending’s meaning has always been more elusive, making visceral the sensation of having this story and these people we’ve grown to love over many years violently ripped away forever without a moment’s warning, abruptly plunging us into silence and nothingness. It’s a death scene alright, but we’re the ones who got whacked.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 01/09/2019

YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN: THE END OF TWIN PEAKS

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“The past is gone, the show kept reminding us. The Return was ultimately an anti-nostalgic nostalgia revival about how you can’t go home again. Lynch and Frost repeatedly, adamantly denied the comforts of the familiar, sidelined old regulars in favor of new creations and kept their most beloved character comatose for the first sixteen hours. That’s nerve.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/04/2017

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TWIN PEAKS HALFTIME REPORT

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“We’re now halfway through director David Lynch’s maddening, magnificent magnum opus, a work of such sweeping breadth and bonkers daring that mere hyperbole feels meager and insufficient. This is the most thrilling, confounding program to be seen on television since… well, since the original Twin Peaks first premiered on ABC back in 1990.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 07/12/2016

IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN: THE RETURN OF TWIN PEAKS

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“This has never been a show for people who want answers or explanations. You’ve just gotta sit back and let the images and sounds wash over you. The two-hour season premiere somehow managed to feel both familiar and strange, putting friendly faces in frightening new contexts, at once sweetly nostalgic and starkly sinister. It’s a hell of a thing.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/22/2017

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TWIN PEAKS AT THE BRATTLE

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“Watched again today, the Twin Peaks pilot loses none of its hypnotic grandeur. Swaddled in Angelo Badalamenti’s gorgeous synth score, with foreboding bass-thrums occasionally making way for a recurring, cascading piano theme of faltering heartbreak — soaring into lonely, plaintive high notes before falling back into a busier, lower register of despair.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 02/27/2015