We’ve had the Joker as a cackling crook, cooking up deliciously devious heists. We’ve had the Joker as a gangland mob boss trying to take over Gotham City. We’ve had the Joker as an anarchist and most recently as a sadist with poor impulse control when it comes to tattoos. But now, for the bleakest … Continue reading Joker (2019) is a tale told by a clown shoe Scorsese, full of ‘A Society’ and furious viral marketing, signifying nothing.
*SPOILERS* Closer in tone and intent to “Unbreakable” than its immediate predecessor “Split”, “Glass” sees filmmaker M Night Shyamalan returning to the world of comic book super heroics, not to homage or reimagine them, but to deconstruct them - especially their latest cinematic incarnations. With The Beast/ The Horde/ Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy) still on … Continue reading Glass (2019) sets out to shatter the superhero paradigm.
Yet another director seemingly completing his comeback, “Split” sees M Night Shyamalan building on the momentum of "The Visit" and nearing a return to his best form as he once again explores the boundary between psychological fact and science fiction. When three young girls are kidnapped, it’s just the beginning of their nightmare. Their kidnapper … Continue reading Split (2017) Review
“The Visit” disturbed me in a couple of ways and only one of them was the effect Shyamalan was aiming for. I’ll tell you why, but it’s going to get into super-spoilery territory, so you have been warned (and will be again, because this is M Night Shyamalan, so spoilers are, like, everything). Brother and … Continue reading The Visit (2015) Review