The Happening

October 16, 2008

In retrospect, M. Night Shyamalan peaked with The Sixth Sense (1999), a film that was a massive critical and commercial success. Naturally, it would be the yardstick that every subsequent film he made would be judged by. To Shyamalan’s credit, he tried... 

The Village

July 4, 2005

The Village (2004) is an evolution, of sorts, for the M. Night Shyamalan formula. Instead of focusing on one protagonist as he has done in his previous films, he has shifted the focus to an ensemble drama. It is also his first period drama in which the... 

The Village

December 16, 2004

There are those out there that consider M. Night Shyamalan to be this generation’s Hitchcock (albeit with a thirst for horror), and there are those who consider him a hack who relies on outlandish plot twists. If you didn’t like The Sixth... 


October 31, 2003

Signs is Shyamalan’s third major feature film (fourth if you count the fact that he wrote the screenplay for Stuart Little – yeah I couldn’t believe it either! – anyway back to Signs!) It centres on the Hess family, living on the...