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.
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.
The new leaner, meaner version of M. Night Shyamalan has made a bizarre but thoroughly gripping film, providing an emotionally deep understanding of why psychological survival mechanisms arise in abuse victims.
After a general evaluation of this M. Night Shyamalan tour de force, the large cast of characters and their relationships are examined, with a special emphasis on subtext and how that is expressed through mise-en-scène.
Like many of its own films, the Midnight Sun Film Festival remains true to perhaps the greatest cinematic – and human – aspiration of them all: to express an understanding of, and solidarity with, all the others washed up with us here on this strange little planet of ours.
A strange case of parallel universes explored through Declan Clarke’s Geist Trilogy from 2015. Are you ready for film at its absolute weirdest, flouting all cinematic conventions and ‘hung out’ in a gallery?
Hvordan en statlig reform av byråkratiet kan skade sårbare fagfelt og rasere norsk films troverdighet
En rekke umusikalske kutt- og nedbemanningsforslag hos Norsk filminstitutt står nå i fare for å rasere norsk films troverdighet. Årsaken er regjeringens sterkt kritiserte ABE-reform, som ønsker å effektivisere det statlige byråkratiet.
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This Disney film is remarkably dark and sophisticated for this company, made during a brief period of a more adult approach to their live action family films. 11-year-old Fairuza Balk is absolutely enchanting as the resourceful heroine.
Montages kan i dag eksklusivt presentere 10 tidligere ukjente elementer ved Lars von Triers Nymphomaniac. 
A final look at M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, this time its formal approach with a special emphasis on his inventive use of point-of-view shots, stealthy camera movements, overhead and underhead shots, and many other subtleties.
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.