Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
There is no turning back
When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever in this atmospheric thriller featuring a star-studded cast.
Many run-of-the-mill Hollywood directors can take a fun, pulpy script that revolves itself around some big reveal and turn it into a nice piece of entertainment with some fun clues hidden about, that you watch once and never feel any sort of inclination to watch again. However, very few directors can make a film with a big revel and work every single aspect of it to perfection, making it into an endlessly rewatchable piece of this much beauty and imagination. M. Night Shyamalan is clearly not a typical Hollywood thriller director or writer. His body of work (The Miscalculated Airbender aside) all have a certain timelessness and freshness with each rewatch, and for a director known for his big twists…
M. Night Shyamalan gets a lot of criticism, some justified some not so much.
To me Shyamalan always started out as a storyteller, who later grew into a director and ended up falling for the ego trap created around him by himself and the industry. This is perhaps his last well balanced and decent film.
Now, my appreciation of it stems in everything that precedes the obligatory twisty turny ending. It's not that I find the ending bad, or the twist weak, but I'd have been really surprised had he been able to finish this story normally. Towards the end the narrative seems to have one purpose in mind and one purpose only and that is to get you to…
What is the purpose of our existence? We cannot deny the fact that despite all the progress that humanity has made through the ages, it still remains answerless, cureless to the immeasurable crimes committed, wars waged, blood shed, atrocities inflamed, jealousies spurred, angers incited and the illimitable greed for more. The law is unneeded in a place where money is immaterial, sinful acts are unheard-of, races remain undifferentiated, contentedness instilled is paramount, the happiness engulfing is unbounded and the tranquillity embracing is unprecedented. Would we shun away the offer to live in such a place if it cost us only a lie? A simple, harmless lie that would forever change the course of things,…
Roger Deakins is without a doubt one of the best cinematographers in the world. The Village greatly benefits from his talent and competence. James Newton Howard might have created his masterwork on this film, a score I listened to many times before even watching the movie. M. Night Shyamalan reaffirms himself as a master of thrills, starting with eerie atmosphere, following with engaging suspense and ending on effective thrills. The forest scene in the second half is amazing.
I didn't have a problem with the twists as I thought they worked and felt appropriate. What bothered me was some of the decisions the characters made and the logic behind them, or lack of. The…
Much, much better than the disaster that was The Happening. Shyamalan's flair is ever-present throughout this film, and The Village doesn't hesitate to include his signature twist ending. Said twist is a bit ridiculous, but it's handled in a nice way. The atmosphere and the score are both excellent, harkening back to the way The Sixth Sense was executed. Everything else is pretty solid, but nothing really stands out as being anything but average. Unfortunately, one of Shyamalan's better films is just pretty decent. Nothing more.
If there is one thing I wasn't expecting it would be that the M. Night Shyamalan reevalution would turn around and bite itself in the ass.
When I first saw this I loved it. I found it geniunely scary and if you would have asked me what my favourite scary Shyamalan movie was I would have said "The Village". However, I have to rate today's rewatch and unlike "The Sixth Sense" this didn't hold up that well. Interestingly enough I never bothered to watch it a second time and right now I know why. There isn't that much fun to be had with finding the little clues once you know the twist and it deflates terribly on itself. With the…
A Vila marca um ponto de virada preciso na carreira de Shyamalan. Se em Corpo Fechado, os signos estavam à mostra e apenas era preciso interpretá-los para achar o que de fantástico existe na realidade, agora a questão é transformar em real o que antes era assumidamente fabular. A verdade sobre os monstros está única e exclusivamente em sua existência na fantasia, o que vemos são apenas imagens apagadas da criação, é por isso que quem acreditará é quem não enxerga, quem, mesmo que colocada em frente ao que seria a "verdade" mundana, prefere crer no que está em seu coração. É desse caminho descoberto em A Vila que Shy trilhará o seu trajeto até chegar no Último Mestre do Ar, filme que trará a plenitude de sua fabulação, que zera seus discursos até aquele momento para trazer o que se perdeu no cinema em todo o seu esplendor: a inocência.
Shyamalan se perde numa lambança com 3 (TRÊS!!!) reviravoltas, desperdiçando alguns belos planos e a chance de uma história interessante.
no mala reinterpretación de la historia de estados unidos y su sociedad post 9/11, o ¿qué? ¿siguen amando fahrenheit 9/11?.
también, la última vez que shyamalan tocó la flauta como el proverbial burro.
Definitely would have been better if I didn't already know the twist, but it was still very well made and enjoyable.
The Village is the film that many people consider to be the start of M. Night Shymalans downward spiral and while i don't think this is a bad film its just very mediocre. There are many problems here but i think by biggest is its premise. The premise is so interesting and cool but it does nothing with it, the creatures are barely ever seen and this film isn't remotely scary. The whole twist and final 15 minutes of this film are awful. They don't make any sense and it ends very abruptly without certain things being answered. This film is kept alive by its good performances and the fact that i was never bored and always somewhat interested. Overall this film is just wasted potential and disappointing to say the least.
Yet another random film review, I have this film which is one of the most boring things I have ever seen on film. I will give that Shyamalan's eerie direction is good and the filming makes the film pretty suspenseful but honestly nothing exciting ever happens. It's got a lame twist, some alright acting (it could've been better) and a plot that literally put me to sleep. Rewatch? Probably not but all I have to know is that it was just a big huge mess.
Um filme subestimado
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- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The Brood
- The Lost Weekend
- Winter Light
- The Changeling
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- Southland Tales
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