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Alas, M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth is obvious and unoriginal, a science fictional meditation on excess by way of exceptionalism, loss by way of triumph.
31 May 2013
How do you go from "the next Spielberg" to a critical joke in the span of a single decade? Just ask M. Night Shyamalan. He knows all too well.
28 May 2013
Billed as coming "From the Mind of M. Night Shyamalan", the first trailer for Devil traps us in an elevator with someone "who is not who they appear to be".
14 Jul 2010
How do you go from "the next Spielberg" to a critical joke in the span of a single decade? How, exactly, do you squander all the cinematic goodwill you've built up over the course of some stellar motion pictures to produce what many consider to be back-to-back-to-back bombs?
07 Jul 2010
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