Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Director: David Lynch
Year Released: 1992
Rating: 2.0

First half-hour is actually very good, with the investigation of a young girl's death led by Chris Isaak and Kiefer Sutherland in the bizarre town of Twin Peaks - then it totally derails when it moves ahead 'one year later' and onto the life of Laura Palmer. There are some fantastic Jungian dream-like sequences - especially a scene with Kyle McLachlan, David Bowie and surveillance equipment - but Sheryl Lee's terrible performance ruins the rest of it (for ¾ of her screen time she's either crying or screaming, which as you might expect is massively irritating). What Lynch is 'doing' with his films is so experimental he's bound to fail some of the time - in this instance what is supposed to be deeply disturbing ends up being juvenile.