The action-adventure fantasy film The Last Airbender (2010) is M. Night Shyamalan's most critizised work. Of course, the movie has flaws, like some bad, statuesque actors (except Noah Ringer, whose performance is decent), wooden, underdeveloped dialogues and a story problem. But I have always thought that the film has never deserved this wave of total... Continue Reading →
The dreams of every wizard have come true overnight: reliable Hollywood sources have confirmed that a Harry Potter TV series is in the works! Even the release date is known: end of 2021 will be the day; exactly 100 years after Roderick Plumpton caught the Golden Snitch in less than 3 and ½ seconds, faster... Continue Reading →
[Spoiler possible] The Visit is a special film for its director and screenwriter M. Night Shyamalan: On the one hand it brought him an artistic and critical comeback, on the other hand it gave him a new, fresh style. Not to mention that it is Shyamalan's only found-footage movie! Shyamalan remains true to himself and... Continue Reading →
After the successful mystery series Wayward Pines (2015-2016), M. Night Shyamalan has now ventured into another series; this time with the support of Tony Basgallop (Hotel Babylon (2006-2009); Berlin Station (2017)) and Apple. The result is Servant, which has been shown on Apple TV+ since the end of November. And one thing in advance: The... Continue Reading →
Halloween is just around the corner and you're probably wondering which horror movie to watch this year. There are so many creepy movies out there and it's really hard to find the really good ones among them. No, not again watching Friday the 13th, Halloween or A Nightmare on Elm Street (original or remake)... That's... Continue Reading →
Quentin Tarantino's new film shines with its outstanding actors and uses the medium as an effective remedy against historical trauma. A slightly different Tarantino No shootings, no blood fountains, no rampant violence - a Tarantino for tame minds? Not quite. One by one: If you know the realistic background of the story (Manson Family), you... Continue Reading →
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) is not only the best Harry Potter film adaptation, but one of the most successful literary film adaptations of all time. The praise is universal: The film ranks at No. 471 in Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time, and IGN designated the movie as... Continue Reading →
There are many talented directors. But very few are immortal - immortal good. I often thought about the best directors for me and finally came to a conclusion: The trio of the enfant terrible of modern film. Who belongs to this trio? The answer can be found below.