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    There was a complaint often made about Shyamalan’s Glass, that it’s difficult to believe that somehow some video footage of Crumb flipping a car or Dunn bending a steel bar would be enough to convince people that supernatural humans exist given how many deepfakes proliferate or “You’ll Never Believe This”-type videos come out all the time only to be responded with nonchalance, but they seemed to ignore that we were only seeing one example of…

  • Les Vampires: Episode Ten - The Terrible Wedding

    Les Vampires: Episode Ten - The Terrible Wedding

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After the previous episode, now I notice that this episode is prefaced with “Several months have passed since—“ so the overall chronology of the serial seems to alternate between straight continuity from episode to episode and large time-jumps. I should have known before watching that each installment was actually released roughly every month or so, so there was some time to sit with an individual episode as a contained story with a formula you would wait a month for before…

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    I recently came across that Shyamalan interview where he talks through his feelings about The Happening, and interestingly instead of a “oh people just didn’t get my intentions and genius” or deeply apologetic “I fucked up and let everyone down” that people either expect or demand from him on some level based on how they might characterize Shyamalan, he instead says “it *was* supposed to be a tonal juggling act, *but* I fucked it up”. Seeing bits of his interviews…