I was recently reading Michael Atkinson's book length essay for BFI: Blue Velvet, so I decided to re-watch David Lynch's classic film version from 1986. And it holds up well over time, I'm pretty sure I haven't seen it for several decades, but remember watching it multiple times when it came out while I was in high school. It was the easily accessible, cool modern culture that was something of a rarity in those days, Hollywood doesn't often make films as disturbing as this very often. Lynch's trope has almost become common place now, but they were established here in this films first then redistributed in his TV shows and subsequent films. It is fitting since earlier this year I watched his recent return to Twin Peaks. it has great cinematography, pacing and a manic and classic unhinged villain performance from Dennis Hopper. And there are standout performances from Kyle MacLachlan as well as Laura Dern, and a career best from Isabella Rosselini as well. It was a nice walk down memory lane and Blue Velvet still deserves to be considered Lynch's masterpiece.