Author: Josh Rosenfield

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 7

Recap: The episode opens with Jerry Horne calling his brother Ben from deep in the woods. He says that he’s high, someone stole his car, and he doesn’t know where he is. Ben, in his office at the Great Northern, seems frustrated. At the Sheriff’s Office, Hawk and Frank look over the pages Hawk found in the bathroom. It turns out that they’re from Laura’s secret diary. One of them details Laura’s dream about Annie, which says that the good Cooper is trapped in the Lodge. Another says that Laura has figured out that her father, not BOB, is...

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Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 6

Recap: We begin where last week’s episode left off, with Cooper staring transfixed at the statue outside Dougie’s office. A security guard arrives to take him home, where Janey-E seems to finally start picking up on his abnormal behavior. She makes plans to take him to a doctor, and sends him upstairs to say goodnight to Sonny Jim. In Sonny Jim’s bedroom, he and Cooper play around with his clap-activated lamp. Downstairs, Janey-E opens an envelope found on their porch and finds a photo of Dougie with Jade. As chews out Cooper for his infidelity, the phone rings, and...

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‘The Fate of the Furious’ Struggles To Keep The Franchise On Track

Overview: A mysterious cyber-terrorist convinces Dom Toretto to turn against his family and aid in her sinister plot. Universal Pictures; 2017; Rated PG-13; 136 minutes. Neutral: The Fast and Furious franchise is getting a little long in the tooth. Now at eight entries, it’s one of the longest-running Hollywood franchises without reboots, remakes, or long breaks between releases. It’s not adapting any pre-existing material, either, and how could it be? These stories can only be told through cinema. The series’ best films revel in that fact, at times seeming to stress the limits of the frame, as if there’s...

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AE’s 2017 Oscars Prediction Showdown

The 89th Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and Audiences Everywhere readers know what that means: It’s Oscar predictions showdown time! Josh has seized victory two years in a row. Will the third time be the charm for David? Or will Josh come through with yet another decisive win? Let us know what your picks are and who you think will take the crown this year!   Best Visual Effects Deepwater Horizon Doctor Strange The Jungle Book Kubo and the Two Strings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Josh Prediction: The Jungle Book – This film was praised almost exclusively for...

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Why Did We Let Mel Gibson Come Back?

Growing up Jewish in New England during the 2000s, your life is punctuated at regular intervals by these little surprises. There’s the first time you learn what the Holocaust was, and you ask your mom why they hated Jews so much, and she doesn’t have an answer. There are uncomfortable afternoons you spend at your friend’s youth group, which he didn’t tell you was a Christian youth group beforehand. Maybe you get to school one day in December and there’s a little manger on your desk, and a patronizing card about “faith” from your classmate’s mom. One year, your...

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