Simon Howell

January 21, 2018

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 31: The Eternal ‘Return’

In what would appear to be our final episode, special guests Dennis Lim and Tom McCarthy join us to ponder what TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN meant and/or will mean.
December 17, 2017

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 30: Unwrapping ‘The Return’

Kate and Simon return to break down the behind-the-scenes extras on the S3 DVD set, among other topics.
September 20, 2017

TIFF 2017: ‘I Love You, Daddy’ finds art and life in uneasy conflict

It's impossible to separate the rumors about Louis C.K. from his new movie - and the movie itself makes clear he knows that.
September 16, 2017

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 29: Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than You Think

Adam Nayman, with an assist from an array of our former guests, helps us to sort out the final episodes and send us on our way towards the after-Twin Peaks-life.
September 11, 2017
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TIFF 2017: ‘The Square’ Tackles Art and Class with Mordant Humor

The Square Directed by Ruben Östlund Written by Ruben Östlund 2017/Sweden / Germany / France / Denmark In 2014, Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund took aim at masculinity and bourgeois hypocrisy through the prism of one man’s overriding self-interest in his black farce Force Majeure; with his Palme d’Or-winning The Square, he broadens […]
September 10, 2017
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TIFF 2017: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Stops Lanthimos in His Tracks

The Greek satirist stumbles in his second English-language feature.
September 2, 2017

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 28: [Redacted on FBI orders]

Guest Miriam Bale joins us as The Return comes to a head. Cooper's head, to be specific.
August 25, 2017

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 27: Goodnight, Margaret

A catharsis-heavy episode puts our intrepid hosts through the emotional ringer.
August 20, 2017

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 26: Me, a Tulpa?

After a couple of weeks in which The Return taunted and tantalized viewers by holding back on incident, “Part 14” decided to blitz us with a ton of new, bizarre, and exciting developments. Dr. Sara Ann Swain rejoined Kate and Simon to help try to make sense of it all. Nuts are […]
August 18, 2017

In its final season, AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ proves you don’t have to innovate to compel

Mad Men was supposed to be a gamechanger. AMC’s landmark drama launched the careers of at least a half-dozen great actors, redefined the deployment of a period setting, and generally seemed to set up a template for future series to follow: find an interesting millieu, populate it with great actors, […]
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