Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Year Released: 2019
In this continuation of Shyamalan's 'quirky' take on 'comic-book-characters-in-the-real-world' (that began with Unbreakable), Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) manages to get Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and James McAvoy's two dozen personalities detained in the same mental hospital to try to 'cure' them. With a plot this utterly atrocious (being self-aware doesn't make it better) - and editing this jarring - it's only right to give praise to the cast who, for the most part, manage to get through the goofy dialogue with straight faces: McAvoy, in particular, has the difficult task of having to change his voice and posture every couple of seconds ... it's an actorly feat, even though it's more funny than terrifying (and I might be wrong, but doesn't it look like Ana Taylor-Joy is trying to hold back laughter near the end?). As a side note: this was shot in and around the Allentown State Hospital - a place I was allowed to record inside over a decade ago for an experimental film project - which is slated to be razed sometime in 2019. Some say taking the joint down is a good thing, but I'm less optimistic: what, did we just magically rid society of the mentally ill?