The Final Cut: reflections on Twin Peaks: The Return


An audio roundtable on Twin Peaks: The Return at ABC’s The Final Cut — with Jason Di Rosso, Sarinah Masukor, and Craig Mathieson.

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Sisters of death: Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled

beguiledBack in 1971, as Hollywood tough guy Clint Eastwood was just entering his macho Dirty Harry phase, he and genre director Don Siegel made the lurid Civil War thriller The Beguiled, in which Clint plays a wounded Yankee solider taken in by a house full of Southern women — who proceed to fawn, fight over, and then gradually emasculate him. Continue reading