Review – Glass

Glass, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, might possibly be the filmmakers best work to date (with Unbreakable or Signs being its primary competition). With a meaningful focus on characters, a competency with the camera that hasn’t always been there, and a noticeable cinematic growth by Shyamalan; Glass ends up being one of the most compelling films and experience from a director who has often struggled to deliver on the vision he seems to have in his head. For the first time in a very long time, I’m excited to be talking about and reviewing an M. Night Shyamalan film, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Split

split

Split, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is a film that completely wastes all the interesting opportunities that is has. I really thought this might be the one, the one that would put, Shyamalan back on the radar (in terms of deserved attention) but oh… it really isn’t. So many of the failings that have become a staple of his filmmaking are back and rearing their ugly head – and this time he also added a few new ones. This is going to be one of those reviews where I just sigh to myself – he had something good with this one, and he went a squandered it. So let us begin the fuller review, and see just where this film goes wrong. Read more

Review – The Visit

The Visit

The Visit, directed by M. Night Shyamalan is perhaps the funniest unintentional comedy of the year — while the film is a horror at its core, some of the scenes are so ridiculous that it becomes hard not to laugh. Weirdly though this doesn’t stop The Visit from being an enjoyable watch. In fact this is perhaps one of Shyamalan most fun to watch films in quite some time even with it being a found footage type film. Read more