Talk about drama! Sight and Sound's annual critics poll of the best movies of the year has caused asome controversy for including "Twin Peaks: The Return."
BFI's annual survey polled 180 critics, programmers, and academics around the world. "Get Out" topped their list at No. 1. "Twin Peaks," "Call Me By Your Name," "Zama," and "Western" rounded out the top five, and other Oscar season contenders were further down the list, including "Dunkirk" and "The Florida Project" (tied at No. 9).
"Twin Peaks: The Return" was an 18-episode series that aired on Showtime and was a continuation of David Lynch and Mark Frost's iconic 1990 drama. It's been included on many TV critics' best-of lists. But to make a best movies list? Well, Lynch himself did refer to it as an 18-hour movie. But still, the move got Twitter a-twittering.
THREAD: 1. Believe me, I'm aware that David Lynch said he's making an 18-hour movie. But I got news for folks who don't write about TV regularly: every single person of any ambition who's ever worked in series TV says they're making "a long movie" or "a bunch of little movies."
— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) December 5, 2017
i'm enjoying all the quailing about whether Twin Peaks is a movie or a TV show, but honestly, people, once everyone was all "sure, that five-part OJ doc miniseries that's always on at the gym is a movie" all bets were off
— Alan Scherstuhl (@studiesincrap) December 5, 2017
Twin Peaks is a tv show, Big Little Lies is a movie. thanks
— Matt Erspamer (@erspamer_matt) December 5, 2017
Very much not here for Twin Peaks Th Return being named on best films of the year list.
Issa TV SHOW. I don't care how "cinematic" it is or if a traditionally film director was directly involved. It was made for tv, aired on tv, and was watched as tv.
— ⛄MisterPoliceClint⛄ (@Cinemacreep) December 5, 2017
"Twin Peaks" is a TV show, "Black Mirror" is overrated, "Wormwood" is a docuseries, and "The Crown" is excellent. There, I saved you December. Go read a novel. See you in 2018!
— Matt Brennan (@thefilmgoer) December 5, 2017
movie, tv show, whatever, Twin Peaks: The Return is the best thing in the visual medium this year.
— Trace (@tracesauveur) December 5, 2017
my opinion on whether TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN is a tv show or movie is pic.twitter.com/oaFnkPRP69
— Aaron Michael (@subsahaaron) December 5, 2017