While movie studios the world over scramble to create their own answers to the cultural/financial juggernaut of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, M. Night Shyamalan, the much-beloved, often-maligned creator of highly personal and unapologetically idiosyncratic thrillers, has managed it on his own, entirely. Shyamalan has finally completed his Eastrail 177 Trilogy, nineteen years in the making, ... more >
Comic book mythology writ large
Samuel Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoyDirected by M. Night Shyamalan
Mother and Child
Three women, lives intersecting.
Annette Benning, Naomi Watts and Kerry WashingtonDirected by Rodrigo Garcia
They are talented and respected. They are famous. They draw much praise.So is it possible for them to be overlooked, too? I would say yes.In this way, Annette Bening and Naomi Watts are similar actresses from slightly different generations. Each could make an argument for being best among their age. Yet each one is overshadowed – Bening by the long legacy of Meryl Streep; Watts by Cate Blanchett ... more >