Like other directors before him, M. Night Shyamalan once dared to shoot commercials. The plural is exaggerated here, because unlike David Lynch Shyamalan just made one single (known) commercial! But this weird short video shows a lot of the director's creativity and is a real piece of creepy atmosphere. Let's take a closure look. Background... Continue Reading →
The action-adventure fantasy film The Last Airbender (2010) is M. Night Shyamalan's most critizised work. Of course, the movie has flaws, like some bad, statuesque actors (except Noah Ringer, whose performance is decent), wooden, underdeveloped dialogues and a story problem. But I have always thought that the film has never deserved this wave of total... Continue Reading →
[Spoiler possible] The Visit is a special film for its director and screenwriter M. Night Shyamalan: On the one hand it brought him an artistic and critical comeback, on the other hand it gave him a new, fresh style. Not to mention that it is Shyamalan's only found-footage movie! Shyamalan remains true to himself and... Continue Reading →
After the successful mystery series Wayward Pines (2015-2016), M. Night Shyamalan has now ventured into another series; this time with the support of Tony Basgallop (Hotel Babylon (2006-2009); Berlin Station (2017)) and Apple. The result is Servant, which has been shown on Apple TV+ since the end of November. And one thing in advance: The... Continue Reading →
M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004) has become a classic, a classic of American cinema. It's one of these rare films which get better and better over time. The film is not only a masterpiece of the old film school in terms of atmopshere, style and characters, but also thematizes timeless, especially American themes.
According to reliable Hollywood sources, M. Night Shyamalan is working on a sequel to his successful 1999 film that brought him worldwide fame: The Sixht Sense. Shooting is scheduled to start in September 2019. But the biggest surprise: Shyamalan has brought another film icon to his side to master this colossal project.
One of the most fascinating and intriguing characters from M. Night Shyamalan's cinematic universe is certainly Kevin Wendell Crumb. He is home to 24 different personalities. But that's not the most exciting thing about this character. It only becomes really interesting when the (philosophical) Beast appears in Kevin… A festival of psychosis The figure of... Continue Reading →
Following the recent release of Glass (find the critic here) we propose a ranking of every M. Night Shyamalan movie from best to worst, Glass included. Enjoy – there may be some surprises!
This article is a review of Glass and an opinion piece about its director. It's a response to our other positive review of Glass. M. Night Shyamalan is without a doubt an interesting director. While I think that he made more bad movies than good ones, I have great respect for him. He directs and... Continue Reading →
With Glass, Shyamalan remains true to himself and continues to expand his own cinematic universe. First of all: The reviews are wrong. Glass is not a bad film, but a Shyamalan film. And Shyamalan movies aren't everyone's taste. That's the way it is. And now to the film review. Visually impressive, acting good, storytelling weak... Continue Reading →