I fell in love with the movies while getting over heart surgery; like Hew in How Green Was My Valley, sickness formed my worldview, in a positive way, of course.
I absolutely love your Vulgar roundtable about M. Night: "How to integrate ones interior life with physical reality? To have faith in oneself when depression distorts one’s psyche? How to be present when so much of life is in the past? Shyamalan poses questions movies ought to try to answer." Particularly the line about faith vs. depression - I think you eloquently express something that has subconsciously drawn me to M. Night's work for a long time.