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M. Night Shyamalan on the Sincerity of His Films and Why ‘Back That Ass Up’ Is Easier to Say Than ‘I Love You’

M. Night Shyamalan may be known for terrifying audiences with his films, but it’s sincerity that can be truly scary to some.With his latest movie “Old” now in theaters and hitting the top spot at the box office over the weekend, Shyamalan spoke to Variety about his films, many of which contain scenes are unabashedly […]

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Box Office Twist: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Old’ Beats ‘Space Jam’ and ‘Snake Eyes’

In a twist fitting for an M. Night Shyamalan thriller, “Old” is the No. 1 movie at the domestic box office with $16.5 million in ticket sales.Heading into the weekend, reigning champ “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and fellow newcomer “Snake Eyes” were projected to lead North American charts. Instead, “Space Jam 2” had a […]

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Nikki Amuka-Bird: ‘I’ve found my voice’

From Jane Austen’s Persuasion to sci-fi comedies and action thrillers, Nikki Amuka-Bird is driven by strong characters. The actor talks about mourning her mum, colour-blind casting and being inspired by Helen McCroryWhen Nikki Amuka-Bird started work on Old, the latest film from Hollywood supernatural-loving director M Night Shyamalan, she knew it was going to be […]

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M. Night Shyamalan Reveals Title For Upcoming Thriller ‘Old’, Reportedly Inspired By Graphic Novel ‘Sandcastle’

M. Night Shyamalan has had a very interesting career path. The filmmaker skyrocketed with his third film, “The Sixth Sense,” but quickly faded out of popularity with a series of big-budget critical and commercial duds. Then he seemed to be on a comeback path with a series of low-budget thrillers. Now, a year after he […]

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My favourite film aged 12: The Sixth Sense

M Night Shyamalan’s ghost story terrified me to my teenage core – and ignited a love for clever storytellingRead all the other My favourite film choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI turned 12 in 1999. Some film buffs like to say the year was one of the greatest in cinema’s history, spawning storied releases […]

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Film News Roundup: PETA Sponsors Rescued Lion in Jon Favreau’s Name

In today’s film news roundup, PETA honors Jon Favreau for “The Lion King,” “Tigers Are Not Afraid” gets a theatrical release, a Kirk Franklin biopic is in development and “The Sixth Sense” gets an anniversary showing in Philadelphia.HonorThe People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is sponsoring a rescued lion to honor director Jon Favreau’s […]

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M. Night Shyamalan Says No to ‘Glass’ Sequels, Originally Wrote the Horde From ‘Split’ Into ‘Unbreakable’

The release of “Glass” this month will close the book on an 18-year journey for writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. The 48-year-old director was following up the blockbuster success of “The Sixth Sense” when he released his original superhero origin story “Unbreakable” in theaters in 2000. Shyamalan always intended to create a franchise with the movie, […]

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