Søkeresultat for: "Channel Four Films"

  • 30. august 2013

    Lady in the Water, Part I: A reappraisal

    It was one of the most hated films of the 2000s, but with the trauma now at a distance, it is time to appreciate M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady in the Water for its very real qualities.

  • 20. juni 2014

    Unbreakable, Part I: Characters and relationships

    Our in-depth look at M. Night Shyamalan’s early films continues with Unbreakable: perhaps the only mainstream Hollywood formalist film, a mass-market movie approached with an unrelenting European art film sensibility.

  • 1. september 2017

    Split, Part III: Meeting of multiple minds

    The cat-and-mouse sessions between psychiatrist and patient form a thrilling acting laboratory, where M. Night Shyamalan’s fundamentally static set-ups are done with rigour and discreet invention. Bonus: film references.

  • 18. februar 2015

    Signs, Part II: Motifs and horror shows

    M. Night Shyamalan is particularly adept at creating a set of hidden motifs that govern the film. We look at circles, water, doors, houses, the sky and how they operate in two brilliant horror set pieces.

  • 23. desember 2013

    The Sixth Sense, Part I: Stature and Style

    A stunning piece of high-precision filmmaking, formally inventive, thematically intelligent, emotionally gripping, a momentous commercial success, an almost perfect film.

  • 12. mai 2017

    After Earth, Part I: Much better than you think

    With the artistic, commercial and critical success of his two latest films, it is about time to soberly unearth the very real qualities of M. Night Shyamalan’s disproportionally maligned middle period.

  • 7. februar 2015

    Signs, Part I: Delightful entertainment, with meaning

    M. Night Shyamalan has created a Signs fiction film about alien invasion, with powerful horror set pieces and comedic touches. An analysis of its dreamlike opening sequence peels away complex layers of motifs and echoes.

  • 26. februar 2015

    Signs, Part III: Dreams, demons and birds

    Signs offers rich allegorical subtexts of dreams, magic and the aliens as metaphors for the characters’ inner demons. We also chart references to The Birds, and analyse the masterful cellar sequence and the film’s ending.

  • 23. september 2015

    The Village, part I: Motifs and story arc

    Before The Visit came M. Night Shyamalan’s early masterpiece The Village. Mismarketed and misunderstood as a horror movie, it has gained a following as a mood piece of pastoral beauty, intense emotion and stylised lyricism.

  • 11. januar 2014

    The Sixth Sense, Part III: Motifs and a Funeral

    We conclude our in-depth analysis of M. Night Shyamalan’s masterpiece with a close look at motifs and structural aspects, concluding with a shot-by-shot commentary on the post-funeral sequence.

  • 22. april 2019

    The Happening, Part II: Goners with the wind

    A guide to the many powerful suicide scenes, including the brilliant, icily electrifying opening where normality turns into nightmare. Plus motifs, visual ideas and references to earlier Shyamalan works.

  • 24. januar 2019

    M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass: Fusion of shards

    An initial response to the narratively complex and structurally beautiful Glass, which concludes the diverse trilogy of the meditative mood piece Unbreakable and the character-oriented suspense film Split.

  • 31. mars 2019

    Agnès Varda in a box: Inhabiting TOUT(e) VARDA

    «Her life as a mother dictated what spaces she would film in. Her feminist I takes place in the film, in the frame, behind and within the camera. Her installations are inhabitable, a shed of cinema to walk through and be within.»