Isaac Florentine is a great director, and people need to start recognizing it!
Shyamalan is major.
Imagine telling a bedtime story to your children, then making a film out of it.
The relationship between Story and Cleveland is so beautiful! I can't recall the last time I saw a relationship like that in a film.
And, the way Shyamalan films often operate on the faith of the characters. A faith so pure and real. Beautiful.
A film not only as a story, but a treatise on film, the human condition, and all the beautiful things this world has to offer even in light of the tragic.
Truly, a film as a prayer.
Something like a 90s version of Metropolis with a better story. There is an interesting idea running through this film regarding how much of our memory dictates who we become. I suppose in that respect the film is similar to other meditations on memory like Memento and La Jetee. I think there might be something to this whole memory thing considering my love for film, and my first memory being film related. My favorite scene is probably the first scene…
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I really liked this film. I thought the soundtrack in the beginning of the film was odd given the fact that for most of the scenes in the shimmer have a completely different style. My favorite scene was easily everything after Natalie Portman reached the lighthouse. It was hard to not be amazed as well as scared when the alien is created and following around Portman. The only thing that I’ve seen that is as unnerving as this scene is…