As you can see from that impressive cast list, this is a bit of an ensemble film, which means it […]
Posted on 31 January 2007 | By Fence | 3 responses
I’m not all that sure how to describe this film. If you’ve seen Training Day you may have a general […]
Posted on 23 August 2006 | By Fence | 7 responses
This is an odd film. A very odd film.
Ever since The Sixth Sense Shyamalan has been known as the “twist guy” for his film endings; I don’t think that is a fair description. And while you can say that Unbreakable, Signs and The Village all had twists to their endings, the twists weren’t all that important. The films were stories about people, truth, and finding out who you are. The Lady in the water continues in this vein, but at the same time it is a very different type of film. As Shyamalan has said, it is a bedtime story. A fairy tale, for children. So it is, of course, going to be more simplistic and yet at the same time it is more complicated than that.