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Notebook Reviews: THE SIXTH SENSE

M. Night Shyamalan – 1999 Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Sixth Sense is a masterpiece. There might be a (superb) twist ending, but Shyamalan’s film manages to hold-up despite repeated viewings. The direction and the [...]

August 3, 2021

Shyamalan’s SIGNS Still Shines In These COVID-19 Times

Released in 2002, M.Night Shyamalan‘s Signs is a masterful Hitchcockian thriller about a low-key alien invasion. Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Birds was clearly an inspiration for the writer-director. Dripping with fear of the unknown and an [...]

April 6, 2020

THE SIXTH SENSE: Still Great After 20 Years

M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Sixth Sense opened in the US on 6 August 1999. It came out of nowhere in late summer, and scored $293 million in the US and $379 million in foreign territories for a $672.8 million global total. It was the second [...]

August 6, 2019