M. Night Shyamalan directed some of the most popular original sci-fi/fantasy films of the last 20 years. He's also directed some notorious stinkers, like "Lady in the Water," in which writer/director Shyamalan casts himself as a writer whose work is destined to save the world, but only if he can be visited by a water sprite, and if that water sprite doesn't get eaten by a grass wolf who isn't afraid of monkeys made out of trees who write all the supernatural laws.
It's a goofy movie, so why is "Lady in the Water" the perfect double feature with Eskil Vogt's brilliant, but underseen Norwegian mindbender "Blind," about a woman who recently lost her vision and is recreated the world around her in fiction?
You'll find out in this week's episode of Critically Acclaimed! You'll also get our farewell to the late, great Burt Reynolds, and our reviews of the new releases "The Nun," "Peppermint" and "I Am Not a Witch!"
Give it a listen at Podcast One!
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