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 →

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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 →

Classic Film Review: The Sixth Sense (1999)

‘The best twist ending [M. Night Shyamalan] has ever done’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan The Sixth Sense, 1999 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment   Interesting fact: this was M. Night Shyamalan’s first film released on an odd-numbered year and he wouldn’t repeat this... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Wide Awake (1998)

‘Certainly not a film which, if seen, provided evidence that the following year [M. Night Shyamalan] would be knocking on the door of the Oscars’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan Wide Awake, 1998 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Denis Leary, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia, Joseph Cross, Timothy Reifsnyder, Rosie O’Donnell   Wide Awake... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Darkest Minds (2018)

‘A rinse-and-repeat series of clichés from a dying genre’ The Darkest Minds, 2018 Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie   For as much love as I the Harry Potter franchise, it unfortunately must be the sole area of blame for the Young Adult (YA) genre’s direction in the two-decades-plus... Continue Reading →

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