May 16, 2023.Reading time 19 minutes.
Is there a more divisive filmmaker around than M. Night Shyamalan? Yes, there likely are other filmmakers who provoke a range of strong responses. But not many of these directors present with a more polarizing filmography than Shyamalan. From the highs of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable to the lows of After Earth and The […]
April 30, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
So far we’ve counted down from Number 25 to Number 6 of the best horror movies of the 1990s. Undoubtedly, some favourite movies didn’t make the list, while there’s certain to be debates about the placement of those movies listed. Now, in Part III of Flannel and Horror, we’re counting down the five best genre […]
February 22, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Ah, the 1980’s was a simpler time. You could watch episodes of your favourite television show in any order. Continuity wasn’t an issue. And our action heroes weren’t bogged down with angst And introspection. Less cerebral, more brawn, it was shoot first, then shoot again. It was the era of the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s and Sylvester […]
August 6, 2018.Reading time 9 minutes.
Everyone loves a good twist once in a while. We all remember Charlton Heston screaming ‘You maniacs! You blew it up’ at the end of Planet of the Apes. Could you forget Keyser Soze walking out from under the noses of law enforcement in The Usual Suspects? Great twist endings can sometimes turn a good film […]
July 15, 2018.Reading time 9 minutes.
It’s been nearly 20 years since M. Night Shyamalan burst onto the scene with The Sixth Sense. For a directorial debut it doesn’t get much better than this finale jaw-dropping effort. His follow-up, Unbreakable, was an understated gem. A few cracks began to show with the still decent Signs. Audiences and critics alike though thought Shyamalan […]