It’s that time of year again. Can you believe it? It only feels like five minutes since I was sat writing which were the best and worst films of 2018. Fast forward twelve months and it’s been an intriguing year for cinema.
We’ve had the culmination of several different franchises. From animated powerhouses to sci-fi sagas, the film industry has had a very varied year, albeit one dominated by Disney and their conquest to take over every movie studio in the world. Continue reading
M. Night Shyamalan is back behind the camera! Quick, run! Joking aside, Shyamalan’s career is as convoluted as his signature third-act twists. Starting off with the fabulous The Sixth Sense and then almost derailing his career with catastrophic failures like The Happening, After Earth and dare I mention it, The Last Airbender, it appeared we had all but lost that once promising directorial flair.
Thankfully in 2016’s Split, Shyamalan returned to form somewhat with a nicely paced, tense thriller starring James McAvoy as Kevin, a guy with multiple personality disorder. Of course, the infamous twist, possibly Shyamalan’s best, that this film was set in the same universe as the fabulous Unbreakable was almost too much to handle. Continue reading
There are some movies that become part of pop culture forever. There are some that are a big deal for about 10 minutes, and then people forget about them. There are some, that never even get the recognition they deserve.
This is how I feel about the films of M. Night Shyamalan. Not only his first major film nominated for two Academy Awards, but it was ingrained into pop culture for the rest of time. Continue reading