Film Review: Split (2016)

‘Split is a true return to form for Shyamalan’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan Split, 2016 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley   Kevin (James McAvoy, Atomic Blonde) is a man who suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID), a condition whereby he has multiple personalities (Kevin has 23... Continue Reading →

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Film Review: The Visit (2015)

‘After the disaster that was After Earth, The Visit is a major, major leap in the right direction’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan The Visit, 2015 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn   After over a decade of being critically panned, M. Night Shyamalan... Continue Reading →

Film Review: After Earth (2013)

‘So much could have been done with this […] but they then made the decision to hire M. Night Shyamalan as director . . . and writer’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan After Earth, 2013 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoe Kravitz, Kristofer Hivju, Sophie Okonedo, Lincoln... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Last Airbender (2010)

‘Winner of five Razzie Awards (including the big ‘Worst Picture’, ‘Worst Director’ and ‘Worst Screenplay’ awards), The Last Airbender is a terrible adaptation’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan The Last Airbender, 2010 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi, Cliff Curtis   Based... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: The Happening (2008)

‘This film is hilarious. And it is not supposed to be’   Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan The Happening, 2008 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley   An unknown, airborne virus is manipulating the brains of humans and forcing them to commit suicide, and our protagonists,... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Lady in the Water (2006)

‘It’s all just bonkers . . . in the best possible way’ Lady in the Water, 2006 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey Wright, Sarita Choudhury, Freddy Rodriguez, Bill Irwin, Jared Harris, M. Night Shyamalan   Here’s an actual quote from the film describing its lore: ‘There... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: The Village (2004)

‘Shyamalan probably felt that he owed his fans a twist ending […] and I feel that […] ruined The Village’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan The Village, 2004 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Gleeson   After three films with a supernatural... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Signs (2002)

‘There have been a vast amount of alien films over the years but this still felt unique’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan Signs, 2002 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin   After waking up to discover a section of his crops have been flattered, Graham (Mel... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Unbreakable (2000)

‘A brilliant genre-blending film’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan Unbreakable, 2000 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn   David (Bruce Willis, The Sixth Sense), a former American-football player who had to retire after a car crash who now works in security, is the only survivor of... Continue Reading →

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