Short Takes: Jan. 18, 1993


Return to Lynchville

HAS TV DOMESTICATED DAVID LYNCH? IT was looking bad for a while. After giving the medium a jolt with Twin Peaks, he let the series run too long on circuit overload. His next show, On the Air, was a heavy-handed TV satire just slightly to the left of WKRP in Cincinnati. But the old, weird Lynch is back in HOTEL ROOM, an HBO trilogy of stories, two of them directed by Lynch from scripts by Barry Gifford. A hooker (Glenne Headly) is caught in a psychological sparring match between a seedy customer and his mysterious friend; a...

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