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William Hurt, Star of ‘Body Heat,’ ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ and ‘Broadcast News,’ Dies at 71

William Hurt, the exacting Oscar winner who dominated a decade as few other actors have done with his turns in the 1980s classics Body Heat, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God and Broadcast News, has died. He was 71. Hurt died Sunday morning at his home in Portland, Oregon, one of his three sons, […]

Appeals Court Revives Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Servant’

In a twist befitting of an M. Night Shyamalan story, the creator is again facing lawsuit accusing him of ripping off a 2013 independent movie for his AppleTV+ series Servant after it was revived by a federal appeals court. Francesca Gregorini in 2020 filed a lawsuit against Apple, Shyamalan and his production company Blinding Edge […]

Berlin: ‘Alcarras’ Wins Golden Bear for Best Film

Alcarràs, Carla Simón’s moving drama about a family of Catalan peach farmers, has won the Golden Bear for best film at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival. Simón, whose debut feature, Summer 1993, took Berlin’s best first feature award in 2017, made a triumphant return to the Berlinale with this bittersweet drama, which follows the […]

Berlin Jury President M. Night Shyamalan on Getting Respect as Genre Filmmaker: “You’re Always a Bit of a Stepchild”

The Berlinale’s pick of M. Night Shyamalan for its 2022 jury president surprised many. At first glance, the blockbuster director of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Split seems an incongruent choice to judge the competition lineup of one of the world’s premier art house festivals. But it suits the self-image of the Indian-born, Philly-raised helmer. […]

Berlinale Jury on Returning to Physical Festival: “We’re Back to the Church, Together”

Even though the Berlinale has scaled back its activities for 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic and the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the fact that (for the first time since 2020) the festival was being held in a physical form again — with festivalgoers coming together in cinemas once again — was something celebrated by […]

M. Night Shyamalan on ‘Servant’ Season 3 and Casting Dave Bautista to Lead His Next Film

M. Night Shyamalan is relieved that he gets to finish Servant on his own terms. The Apple TV+ psychological thriller series was recently renewed for a fourth-and-final season, allowing the filmmaker to fulfill the vision he outlined years ago. For a writer-director whose career is defined by his memorable endings, it was always a bit […]

Dave Bautista to Star in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’

Dave Bautista is entering the mind of M. Night Shyamalan. The actor will star in the filmmaker’s Knock at the Cabin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Knock at the Cabin is due out from Universal on Feb. 3, 2023, and continues Shyamalan’s lengthy partnership with the studio, which has released Old (2021), Glass (2019), Split […]

M. Night Shyamalan Named 2022 Berlin Film Fest Jury President

M. Night Shyamalan is the surprise choice to head up the international competition jury for the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival. The American director of genre hits The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Split, will be jury president for the 72nd Berlinale, which runs Feb. 10-20. “I’m pleased and honored that M. Night Shyamalan has accepted […]

M. Night Shyamalan’s Next Movie Gets a Title: ‘Knock at the Cabin’

M. Night Shyamalan‘s next thriller has an official title: Knock at the Cabin. The filmmaker revealed the name Wednesday via Twitter. In a twinned message, Universal announced that the movie will shift its theatrical release from Feb. 17, 2023 to Feb. 3, 2023. Knock at the Cabin continues the prolific partnership between Universal and Shyamalan. […]

How ‘Old’ Star Aaron Pierre Crafted Mid-Sized Sedan With M. Night Shyamalan

 [The following story contains spoilers for Old.] Aaron Pierre’s Old performance is one of few words, but his character, rapper Mid-Sized Sedan, is fueling a whole conversation around M. Night Shyamalan’s latest, thanks in part to his attention-grabbing name. That may be the point of the fictional rap star, whose given name isn’t revealed to […]

‘Old’ and ‘Pig’ Star Alex Wolff on the Virtues of Nicolas Cage and M. Night Shyamalan

Alex Wolff is having one of the best weeks of his career as his two new films, Old and Pig, are the talk of the industry. In Old, M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest high-concept thriller, Wolff plays Trent, the 6-year-old son of Guy (Gael García Bernal) and Prisca (Vicky Krieps), who rapidly ages up to 15 […]

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Old’: Film Review

Starring Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps, the filmmaker's latest contrasts a lush tropical destination with a baffling disease of the flesh.