Signs

Terrific movie! Shyamalan is showing himself to be one of the best storytellers of his generation. This film, like his others, takes issues of faith seriously and is positively drenched in Catholic and biblical imagery, allusions, and ideas. I may do a review of it at some point to unpack it, but I need to see it one more time. Oh, and it’s a hell of a thriller too. So glad to see a filmmaker who is returning to the realization that less is more and that it is the thing you don’t see that is ten times more frightening than the gore they splatter across the screen in most allegedly scary movies. Shyamalan has a curiously Dickensian gift (a la A Christmas Carol) of telling a story about the bogeyman that some satisfyingly ends in an affirmation of faith in the goodness of God and his purposes in the world. A really remarkable filmmaker. If you haven’t seen it, go!


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