Montreal Film Journal

THE DIRECTORS SERIES (18)


1992
Praying With Anger
[ It's apparently impossible to find, but I'll see what I can do. ]



1998
Wide Awake 51
[ Kid's grandfather dies and he wants to talk to God about it. Plus, Rosie O'Donnell plays a baseball-loving nun. Yeesh. Awkward pacing, Mickey Mouse music, cheesy narration... It's no surprise to learn that Harvey "Scissorhands" Weinstein took the film away from Night and butchered it. Still, you can faintly hear Shyamalan's voice somewhere in there: his sense of spirituality, his fixation on death, his romantic heart (the flower scene killed me). But yeah, it kinda blows. ]

In any case, here's where Shyamalan's career really took off



1999
The Sixth Sense 90
[ review ]




2000
Unbreakable 92
[ review ]




2002
Signs 94
[ review ] / [ review 2.0 ]




2004
The Village 85
[ review ]




2006
Lady in the Water 92
[ review ]



2008
The Happening 67
[ review ]



2010
The Last Airbender 84
[ review ]