The latest episode of Twin Peaks is most remarkable for its numerous arrivals and departures.
Even apologists for deep-seated perversity will have a tough time justifying long stretches of the latest episode.
We might expect it to end on the performance, as each episode has until now, but Lynch throws us a curveball.
The episode’s emotional epicenter is Bobby Briggs, now white-haired and working as a deputy for the department.
Whereas Bad Santa was nastier and riskier, as well as more mischievously winsome, A Merry Friggin’ Christmas is as curiously timid as it is morally dubious.
It’s hard to see the fiscal woes at the center of Zach Braff’s film as anything more than a fashionable depiction of first-world problems.