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Happy Anniversary, Spoiler Alert

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 8, 2019 13:43:18 August 8, 2019 13:43:18
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Marking movie anniversaries has become A Thing, and I’m not sure entirely what the point is except to make people feel old. Most movies aren’t actually worth lionizing in that way, but sometimes there is a movie milestone worth noticing (for example: it’s been 20 years since Beni had all the horses on the wrong side of the river). Full Story

Shyamalan’s homegrown superheroes: Glass brings it all together

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 18, 2019 20:04:51 January 18, 2019 20:04:51
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A direct sequel to Split and a shared-universe continuation of Unbreakable, Glass is the culmination of M. Night Shyamalan’s home-grown superhero universe within the Eastrail 177 trilogy. It unites strong-man David Dunn (Bruce Willis), evil mastermind Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), and The Beast and his Horde of alter egos (James McAvoy). Full Story

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Shyamalan’s homegrown superheroes: The Split comeback

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 17, 2019 21:00:53 January 17, 2019 21:00:53
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Yesterday, we looked back at M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, the film that was supposed to spawn a sequel but didn’t because no one liked it when it came out. But over time, even as Shyamalan’s reputation as a filmmaker nose-dived, Unbreakable rose in estimation and cult status, until finally he was able to finally make that Unbreakable sequel—sort of. Full Story

Homemade Superheroes

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 24, 2018 13:45:27 July 24, 2018 13:45:27
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M. Night Shyamalan’s best movie is Unbreakable, which is why, after a lukewarm reception following The Sixth Sense in 2000, it has developed a considerable cult following. It came along just before comic book movies took over Hollywood, and it is so much like a comic book—the whole movie is framed to look like comic cells—that it put people off, initially. Full Story

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James McAvoy is tremendous in Split

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 20, 2017 15:29:27 January 20, 2017 15:29:27
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Following The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan continues his return to form with Split. It’s his second collaboration with Blumhouse Pictures, and where in The Visit there is discernable friction between Shyamalan’s impulse to go big and Blumhouse’s frugal, lo-fi approach to filmmaking, in Split there is no such tension as Shyamalan combines the best of his cinematic trickery with a more grounded technical approach that keeps him honest as a storyteller. Full Story

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M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 1, 2015 17:18:55 October 1, 2015 17:18:55
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To say that The Visit is M. Night Shyamalan’s return to form isn’t saying much, because 1) few filmmakers have fallen further than Shyamalan in public opinion, and 2) it’s only a so-so movie. But it is certainly better than anything Shyamalan has made in years, and it shows some signs of the things that made him such a promising writer and director in the first place. Full Story