Frank Juarez’s review published on Letterboxd:
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me's selling point is that it completely fleshes out Laura Palmer and does something the show was never able to: examine the situation through her perspective. And it does so so well that it's one of my favorite character studies of all time, all while managing to differentiate itself from the iconic series.
With the restrictions of a TV show being lifted, all the dark aspects of Laura's life are exposed in a much more heartbreaking, coarse manner to the point of internal, emotional distress. It's clear that this is a passion project for Lynch and he has such a deep, emotional connection to Laura Palmer that he felt like he had to give both her character and Sheryl Lee the story they deserve.
I never felt too much of an personal attachment to Laura's character, but this film completely changes that with the help of Lee's transcendent performance and Angelo Badalamenti's compelling score. Ray Wise was incredible as well. As expected from Lynch, there's plenty of unanswered questions that are sure to leave me thinking about this for the next few days.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is a completely necessary and well executed extension of the show that fully delves into the story of Laura Palmer and gives Sheryl Lee the spotlight she deserves.