esther’s review published on Letterboxd:
some of the boldest, brashest, most deranged american filmmaking in ages. shyamalan is actively, furiously resistant to the most basic tenets of hollywood form, extrapolating his earliest tendencies (like keeping actors off-screen while they deliver dialogue to the person who's on camera) to new extremes, and coming up with startling compositions that push the subjects of a shot to the absolute edges of the frame, even of visual comprehension. this is m. night in full gonzo mode, like if the village got overclocked so hard it caught fire. i was literally bouncing coming out of the theater. there has not been a better image-maker in movies for the last twenty years than m. night shyamalan, and i honestly think this might be his best work. beyond next-level. i could not be happier right now. OLD!!!!!