|As an Actor||Inverviewee||3||$530,159||$8,229||$538,388|
|In Technical Roles||Director||10||$105,793,612||$4,813,201||$110,606,813|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $110,606,813 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #784)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Dune (Director), Eraserhead (Director), Eraserhead (Screenwriter), Inland Empire (Director), Blue Velvet (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Spice Worker (Dune), Howard (Lucky), Himself (Pearl Jam Twenty), Himself (David Lynch: The Art Life), Painter (Heart Beat)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jane Jenkins, Laura Dern, Jack Nance, John Carroll Lynch, Jeremy Irons|
December 5th, 2017
The week is deceptively strong. At first glance, Despicable Me 3 appears to have scared off all of the competition, but when you look deeper, there are a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week. These include Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, Better Watch Out, Princess Cyd, and others. In the end, I went with Long Time Running, which came out on DVD and Blu-ray last Friday.
October 18th, 2017
It is one of those weeks. There’s a massive release coming out, which has scared away nearly all of the competition, so it is a really shallow week. Fortunately, that huge release is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is not only one of the biggest hits of the year, it is also one of the reviewed. It isn’t the only contender for Pick of the Week, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack wins that honor.
September 27th, 2017
Transformers: The Last Knight is the biggest release of the week and it has scared away a lot of the competition, but it’s garbage and should be avoided. There are no big releases that are pick of the week contenders, but some smaller ones fit the bill, including David Lynch: The Art Life: The Criterion Collection, HYOUKA: Part Two, and Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season. All are amazing and worth checking out, but none have many extras, so it is up to the role of the dice to determine the Pick of the Week. ... And it’s HYOUKA.
March 31st, 2017
It’s one of those weeks. There are a number of films earning good reviews, and some are earning great reviews. However, none of them are earning loud enough buzz to suggest they will escape the art house circuit. Worse still, there are many like The Blackcoat’s Daughter that are opening simultaneously on Video on Demand, which will all but kill their box office chances.
September 18th, 2016
Twin Peaks came out more than 25 years ago and it was instantly a smash hit on TV an a cultural phenomenon. A year later it was gone. There was an attempt at a prequel movie, but the less said about that film’s box office numbers, the better. Despite its short and bumpy run, the show’s never really faded out of the minds of its fans and a box set makes perfect sense. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time such a box set has been released. I previously reviewed the Definitive Gold Edition when it came out on DVD in 2007, while a Blu-ray edition, The Entire Mystery came out in 2014. Is this one worth upgrading to if you own the previous one? Is it at least worth buying if you missed the previous one?
October 26th, 2015
It's the week of double-dips, as there are five double-dips for films that would normally be Pick of the Week contenders, but only if you don't have them already. Army Of Darkness has been released so many times, it is hard to keep track of them all. Same with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you don't own either of these movies, you need to buy them. However, most fans will already have them. Because of this, I'm giving the Pick of the Week to Mad Men. I reviewed Season Seven, Part Two, but the Complete Series Megaset is the better deal.
|3/31/2017||David Lynch: The Art Life||Himself||$171,419||$110,623||$282,042|
|9/13/2013||Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction||Himself||$0||$0||$0|
|8/17/2012||Side by Side||Himself||$58,825||$8,229||$67,054|
|9/20/2011||Pearl Jam Twenty||Himself||$471,334||$0||$471,334|
|8/28/1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me||Gordon Cole||$4,160,851||$19,860||$4,180,711|
|10/15/1999||The Straight Story||Director||$6,197,866||$0||$6,197,866|
|8/28/1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me||Director||$4,160,851||$19,860||$4,180,711|
|8/17/1990||Wild at Heart||Director||$14,560,000||$0||$14,560,000|
|10/3/1980||The Elephant Man||Director||$26,010,864||$0||$26,010,864|