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view podcast topics: Twin PeaksFilms in FocusFilm CapsulesPolitics


Introduction to the podcast

LONG DISCUSSIONS, 10 - 30 minutes

Martha Nochimson on "auteur" vs. "formula" TV
(intertwined w/ over 2 hours of Twin Peaks topics)

SHORT DISCUSSIONS, 1 - 4 minutes

Within a year or two, I will start a regular public podcast. Until then, most episodes of Lost in the Movies and Lost in Twin Peaks are exclusive for patrons.

(check timecode in show notes)
LONG DISCUSSIONS, 10 - 30 minutes

Kevin B. Lee's work & the history of video essays (+ watch his public "10 Years of Video Essays" lecture itself)

Hill Street Blues early season 4 (including Esterhaus' death - Mark Frost's first full season


Best years in cinema history
(illustration by Tomi Um for Washington Post article)

Continuing CNN's 2000s documentary

The passage of time & lifespans
(How close events are to the present vs. earlier events, living in 3 centuries, family generations that are close together or far apart)

The Great Movie Ride

Pretty Saro - Bob Dylan's song and video

The Rolling Stones early albums

"Death of cinema" & a lost generation of filmmakers
(reading/responding to a Matt Zoller Seitz thread)

My personal history with the Academy Awards

Sergei Eisenstein on D.W. Griffith

Brief history of video essays
(covers similar ground to longer Kevin B. Lee sequence above)

Mark Frost's second and third episodes for Hill Street Blues

Mark Frost's first episode of Hill Street Blues (including Dominique Dunne tragedy)

SHORT DISCUSSIONS, 1 - 4 minutes

Inland Empire's backyard location

The end of season 3 in my recently published Mad Men viewing diary

Other podcasts on The Big Chill and The Return of the Secaucus Seven

The Kominsky Method seasons 1 & 2

Living With Yourself season 1

Schitt's Creek later seasons

E.T. Xfinity commercial

Mass media & personal creation (podcast recommendation)

The fall of Fandor

Lost in the Movies website makeover

My upcoming Generations post

My upcoming "Unseen" series

My upcoming viewing diary of Mad Men season 3

Academy Awards 2019

True Detective season 1 rewatch

Problematic art/artists - Leni Riefenstahl (podcast recommendation)
(illustration by David Levine for Susan Sontag's "Fascinating Fascism" essay)

Problematic art/artists - Dr. Suess controversy in schools

Problematic art/artists - Gone With the Wind

My upcoming review of Inside Out

My upcoming review of Thirteen

My upcoming viewing diary for Mad Men mid-season 2

My upcoming viewing diary for Veronica Mars season 2

Derry Girls

Hill Street Blues late season 4

Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder championship - Fury's breakdown/scandal

Christmas film songs on YouTube

Band Aid/Live Aid & backlash

My early 2000s CD mixes

Is 1966 the best year in film?

Cinema Enthusiast's best of each year polls
(referencing this site)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dance video & related video/meme/copyright context

Finishing CNN's 2000s documentary
(branches off into longer political discussion)

My upcoming review of Mary Shelley

Pretending the CGI Lion King is "live action"

Bernardo Bertolucci death & controversy

Ridiculous Dear Prudence letter

100th anniversary of Armistice Day (& a living woman who remembers it)

My upcoming review of Lady Bird

Augusta Theodosia Drane, the Oxford Movement & upcoming Cinepoem video

My upcoming viewing diary for Mad Men mid-season 2

Schitt's Creek

Fascination with mid-19th century life & learning about the Oxford Movement (for upcoming Cinepoem video)

My upcoming review of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

My upcoming viewing diary for Mad Men early season 2

Starting CNN's 2000s documentary

Back to the Future Part II, Biff/Trump & 80s nostalgia movies

PBS "100 books" documentary program

Dead Poets Society special features (including Alan Splet documentary) + engaging w/ physical media

Roku screen saver

Finishing Molly Haskell's biography of Steven Spielberg

Classics Illustrated (90s versions)

Time Machine series

Common Ground photo book by Gregory Conniff

154 by Wire


The era of the mix CD

Starting Molly Haskell's biography of Steven Spielberg

Rock N Roll Chicken alarm clock

The Eric Andre Show

High Maintenance (HBO series)

Homeland season 7 finale & the dominance of centrist ideology

Ferdy on Films ends its run

My upcoming Mad Men season 1 viewing diary

What is the 2000s aesthetic? (car ad depicting different eras)

Follow-up to my Elephant coverage: making-of documentary and another critic's review

After Winter Olympics, considering my own Olympics series

Everything Sucks! & 90s nostalgia

Lesli Linka Glatter on PBS NewsHour

Christopher Nolan (follow-up to Prestige/Interstellar review)

The Winter Olympics

My early video essay work

Dario Argento on The Joe Franklin Show

Roman Polanski's reputation

SMILF season 1 finale

Millennial stereotypes & definitions

Hill Street Blues episode on Weather Underground-style radical group

Guerrilla (Showtime series)

Stranger Things season 2

Hill Street Blues on Bickering Peaks podcast


in Episode 66: Side by Side video on Fellini, Cinepoem: What the Soul Desires, Solaris

in Episode 63: Rear Window/Dial M for Murder, Martha Nochimson book/interview (+her article on Veronica Mars), Veronica Mars seasons 1 - 4, Neon Genesis Evangelion (podcasts, Adam/Lilith, Kaworu)

 in Episode 56enthusiasm for First Reformed, 90s anime

in Episode 53First Reformed (including Catholicism vs. Protestantism), Carl Jung & A Dangerous Method, Before Midnight, Michael & Us podcast, what makes a Netflix movie?, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, DC Cinematic Universe, True Detective, The X-Files, The Killing/The Asphalt Jungle, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Harry Dean Stanton, critique of my video essay Learning to Look: Eye Contact in The Big City, the end of The Big City, Andrew's Nicholas McCarthy essay

in Episode 52: Struggle Session's Fight Club episode, True Detective season 3

in Episode 51: Night World, Street of Crocodiles, Neon Genesis Evangelion, my video essays Learning to Look & Not Just O.J., honorary Oscars, Blade Runner 2049, first Twin Peaks video, True Detective season 3

in Episode 50: Tech podcast recommendation

in Episode 48: the aesthetics & ideology of Disney

in Episode 47my approach to responding to feedback, Michael & Us covers Donnie Darko

in Episode 44: listener's #1 horror film (Phantasm)

in Episode 43: listener's #1 horror film (The Shining - also mentions Hereditary)

in Episode 41: Dead Poets Society, the existence of good and evil, Great Expectations

in Episode 39: remembering what Ethan Hawke was in

in Episode 33different types of UK football, old Epcot rides

in Episode 23: The Devil Rides Out

in Episode 18Eyes Wide Shut as a 90s period piece

FREE in Episode 15: Pi & mysterious fiction, full response to ep. 13 including Spirited Away & more

in Episode 13: Inland Empire

in Episode 12: Elephant & the Troubles

in Episode 10High and Low (& Italian neorealism/Michelangelo Antonioni)

in Episode 7High-Rise, Aldous Huxley, A Field in England

in Episode 6Marie Antoinette

in Episode 5: The Last Jedi & Christopher Nolan

in Episode 4: plausibility of The Prestige, Nolan as blockbuster auteur (would Lynch have followed his path if Dune was a hit?)

(History of the Site)

Golden Age (September 2010 - January 2011)

Running on Empty (January - May 2011)

Video Dreams (September - November 2011)

Long Goodbyes (November - December 2011)

FREE Best Face Forward (May 2012 - January 2013)

Talking to Twitter & Embracing the Image (February - July 2013)

The Watchlist Hits Toontown (August - October 2013)

Classics & Completionism (October 2013 - February 2014)

Getting Lost in Lynchland (March - June 2014)

Journeying into Twin Peaks (July 2014 - February 2015)

Genesis of a Video Detective (March - August 2015)

A World Without Uncertainty (August - December 2015)

Paris, Portmeirion, and Other Planets (December 2015 - April 2016)

Finishing the Favorites (May 2016 - January 2017)

Characters Everywhere (January - May 2017)

(Reading Series - audio versions of public essays)

La Dolce Vita (essays/excerpts + clips) & a Peyton Place clip

Vertigo (essay/comment excerpts + clips)

Laura (review + clips)

Sixties Reunion, part 4: The Big Chill

Sixties Reunion, part 3: Return of the Secaucus Seven

Sixties Reunion, part 2: the birth of the boomer

Sixties Reunion, intro & part 1: what's in a name?

Lost Highway (multiple reviews & clips)


favorite film review #1: Masculin Feminin

favorite film capsules #12 - 2: Jammin' the BluesCitizen KaneIt's a Wonderful LifeThe Godfather Part IIThe Passion of Joan of ArcGimme ShelterStille Nacht I-IVThe House is BlackDay of WrathVertigoLawrence of Arabia

favorites film capsules #23 - 13: My Night at Maud'sThe Virgin SpringOn the WaterfrontMulholland DriveThe GodfatherNights of CabiriaStar WarsMeshes of the AfternoonThe Third ManTaxi DriverThe Mirror

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