A dark and dejecting crossroad of sorts, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is David Lynch’s infamous direction into bringing his both classic and cancelled television series to the screen in a different light; somewhat discarding its wittiness and broadening its sinister side thanks to a maturer MPAA rating. Expect drugs, nudity, and violence in this ultimately heartbreaking prequel recounting the last seven days of Laura Palmer.
Despite its underwhelming and mysterious opening act, Fire Walk with Me is nonetheless a thrilling and hair-raising experience from Lynch. Sheryl Lee’s presence is undeniably electric; a saddening and extravagant portrayal of a a terrified and lonely, confused and lost teenager battling a monstrous force in her own home. Really, this is a film that comments on the grief and disturbance of domestic family violence and incest. Try and make that happy.