Celebrated French film magazine Cahiers du Cinema, the oldest French-language film magazine in the world and considered one of the most prestigious of all movie publications, has announced their best of decade list with “Twin Peaks: The Return” sitting on top.
The rest of the top ten includes Leos Carax’s “Holy Motors,” Bruno Dumont’s “P’tit Quinquin,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” Jean-Luc Godard’s “The Image Book,” Maren Ade’s “Toni Erdmann,” Nanni Moretti’s “My Mother,” Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia,” Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” and Manoel de Oliveira’s “The Strange Case of Angelica”.
The selection of “Twin Peaks” remains a controversial one as there is still ongoing debate over whether or not the program is a film or a television series with the work showing up on lists for both.
Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch also called “Twin Peaks: The Return” the “best of American cinema of the last decade” earlier this year. The series can still be streamed in its entirety on Showtime’s VOD platforms.
— Cahiers du Cinéma (@cahierscinema) December 6, 2019