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M. Night Shyamalan, Ranked

by Jonathan Stonehouse

“Of the “vulgar auteurs”, there are few I’d rank as high as Shyamalan. His cinema is a cinema without cynicism, a cinema of pure faith in the medium itself. Patient, breathing. Space and stillness are more vividly rendered than in the works of many arthouse contemporaries. Even in his weakest work (The Last Airbender) he finds consistently fascinating expressions of color.” -Jack Lehtonen

“We’d call M. Night Shyamalan “old-fashioned” if a director like him had ever actually existed. The truth is that he’s an original, which makes him much harder to grasp than if he was an imitator." -Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.