July 17, 2006
Lady in the Water

M. Night Shyamalan, like any artist, has a lot to say. He can't quite find the right formula for dispersing his observations and beliefs, and he still hasn't. But what he has created in "Lady in the Water" is a film too many critics will be far too quick to call a piece of shit, making for, likely, the laziest wave of reviews in a decade. But there is more there, there are things to ponder, and such a thing is infinitely more agreeable than something that is rote, by the numbers and altogether pedestrian.

More tomorrow...


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