Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
M. Night Shyamalan
Bryce Dallas Howard,
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
M Night Shyamalan's The Village revolves around a desolate town in Pennsylvania. The residents of this town live by strict rules - They are not to leave the village or the monsters beyond their boundaries will surely attack them. Lucius and Ivy have an attraction - a strong one. But when Noah - a man with an intellectual disability and who also has feelings for Ivy, finds out that the two are In love, Noah attacks Lucius. He will die if brave Ivy (who is blind) does not breach the borders and find help to save Lucius.Written by
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Night channeling Hitchcock in this study of cinema truth, here he crams the tiniest mechanics inside even smaller frames, while his contemporaries move bigger and wider. Look how there is no horror but it has the frightening beats of music. What is the film scared of exactly? People going around in costumes? Look how it's the 1890s and 1990s at the same time. All these multiple love stories going on bringing this clash of truths in the micro and macro. Bryce's inviting human eyes, playing the same function as Story, she serves as the invitation into the artist's mind via humanism and sincerity, perfect with those folky flutes. I like all the rules as well. Don't go past the sticks. Don't use the color red. Don't say the name. Often his films are providing we the audience rules for what we're seeing, meaning here it's his characters watching the film, not us.
Now if really wanted to mess with us, he could have left some of it ambiguous so that you would walk away debating which reality is true, what era was the right one, which rules were to be followed. Though for 2004 being Bush era, the new village would be relevant for the Trump age of 'truth'. He would've added other villages; the experiment on one being losses, another maybe being failure. Expand algebra into calculus. My favorite were the magic stones as it's such a nonsense last ditch effort to hold onto the lie. Then the unraveling of the compound seems inevitable. Noah's mother will break. Questions will be asked. Lies cannot last. Lastly of interest, the photos being the twist reveal rather than the car; again the Hitchcock nod of the recorded form exposing as the camera in Rear Window stopping the villain. Better the box, like those boxes 35mm film prints are carried in.
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