Cliff’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's very confusing watching this out of context since season 3 happened, because I can't entirely remember what's a reference to things from seasons 1 & 2, and what isn't elaborated upon until season 3. Perhaps that makes this the closest I could ever come to experiencing Fire Walk With Me as someone who'd never seen any of the TV show would.
It remains a stunningly nightmarish piece of work, totally bizarre as a standalone feature and yet also excitingly weird as a movie spin-off, with one of the best ever soundtrack albums to boot.
Sometimes when I watch it, I feel that Sheryl Lee lets it down, but tonight I thought she was brilliant. Perhaps her performance is one thing that seems better with a bit of distance from the series, that's the only way I can make sense of that.