There’s been much debate over whether or not David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” should be considered a film or a television series, with critics being split on the debate. “Twin Peaks: The Return” recently placed #17 on World of Reel’s decade list, which surveyed over 200 film critics. However, you can count Jim Jarmusch as an adamant defender of Lynch’s masterpiece. In a new interview with Vulture the writer-director praised “Twin Peaks: The Return” as the best American cinema he’s seen over the past 10 years.
“Oh, the best of American cinema of the last decade, probably, for me, is ‘Twin Peaks: The Return,’ an 18-hour film that is incomprehensible and dreamlike in the most beautiful, adventurous way,” Jarmusch said. “That is a masterpiece. Why can’t they just give David Lynch whatever money he needs? Why can’t you give Terry Gilliam? He needs money to make something; just give it to him! I don’t understand.”