#ThrowbackThursday – Lady in the Water

Original US release date: July 21, 2006 Production budget: $70,000,000 Worldwide gross: $72,785,169 M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water was one cog in the wheel of Shyamalan's original fall from grace - not because of him or anything he did or said in his personal life, but simply because audiences and critics alike agreed that... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Village

Original US release date: July 30, 2004 Production budget: $60,000,000 Worldwide gross: $256,697,520 If you're a regular reader, you may know I was once among M. Night Shyamalan's biggest fans.  He lost me after a handful of subpar films, but has recently been winning me back with The Visit and Split.  This particular film, The... Continue Reading →

Review – Split

Once upon a time, M. Night Shyamalan was my favorite director.  The Sixth Sense was a work of genius and an instant classic.  Shyamalan's follow-up to that one wasn't quite at the same level, but Unbreakable was quality filmmaking.  Signs was tremendous.  Then, things slacked off.  I liked The Village more than most others did.  And I... Continue Reading →

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