I rewatched this on Christmas day with my good friend Jonathan, and spent the next few days trying to figure out how I would write about this film. Letterboxd has gone to shit over the holiday season, and so I finally felt motivated to start my own blog where I wrote an extended piece on the movie. I'd appreciate if it could be given a read, I'd transfer it straight here but I don't think it would look visually appealing on this site given its length, and I liked using stills to illustrate different points.
Wasn't sure what to make of this at times but man when Shyamalan wants to pull the emotional strings it works on me every damn time. There are moments here involving Bernal and Krieps late on in particular which especially moved me. Also: this man's use of perspective here is just next level. Very invigorating to see filmmaking which is this creatively assertive.