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Does it matter if a television show tops the best-film lists? | Simran Hans

Twin Peaks has crowned a prestigious film poll. This is what happens when the lines between cinema and TV are blurred

Long before the shouty, opinionated nerds of Twitter, the French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma had already perfected the art of trolling. Its annual list of the year’s 10 best films is always my most anticipated, if only to see what its contrarian critics will name as their wildcard choice. Personal favourite provocations include Vincent Gallo’s The Brown Bunny (2004), M Night Shyamalan’s The Lady in the Water (2006) and Ang Lee’s $40m flop Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2017).

Rounding up the decade in cinema, Cahiers declared David Lynch’s 18-part TV series Twin Peaks: The Return its best film of the 2010s. The inclusion of a television show in this kind of list isn’t exactly unprecedented; Cahiers named the original Twin Peaks joint fourth best

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