A friend of mine first watched Twin Peaks via a download online, and when he got to Fire Walk With Me he'd heard it was pretty wild. Turns out the file had been improperly labelled and The Missing Pieces was just named Fire Walk With Me. So he watched this thinking that this is what Fire Walk With Me is, and I think that's just great.
It just takes one line about how he always remembers things in monochrome to cast melancholy, beauty, and truth to every scene as it shifts between colour and b&w from moment to moment. With this is captures the beautiful moments we keep, and the ones we lose, even though they are what built towards those we call back on. Memory is a beautiful and tragic thing, which Obayashi illuminates so wonderfully.
Fun, sweet, and full of love. Can't ask for more
This is not really a film, but it's here and it's amazing. Years of character and world building leads to this brilliantly and hilariously conceived trial. Excellent performances all around maintain the skewed reality of the On Cinema universe to perfection.
From Tim's perfect "dirtbag straining to appear as a decent upstanding man" outfit combination of ill-fitting suit and goatee, to Gregg chowing down on popcorn, and the occasional explosive outburst, it is a comedic experiment unlike any other.
My new favourite Dreyer. A series of conversations often so painful the participants can barely look each other in the eye. Where people speak of the essentials of truth without being able to confront it, except for Gertrud.
Never has so much been said about relationship dynamics through seating, than with this film. All these conversations centred around the nature of a relationship at the centre of the scene - defined by the chairs or benches where the characters are…