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Old September 19 2010, 10:49 PM   #42
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Re: Devil - Grading & Discussion

Weird. I got a hankering to watch Praying With Anger, Shyamalan's first film, and it's not on Netflix.

It actually sounds like potentially his most interesting film, since 1)it's a more personal piece, about going back to India, and from before his ego metastasized, and 2)not entirely about supernatural bullshit. On the other hand, it could just be straight-up dull. Maybe I've dodged a bullet here.

And hell, I've seen Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. "Religious high-caste Tamils have bizarre, sometimes horrific prejudices that make no sense to a white American" is not a new theme to me. Good movie, though, except for when it shoots day for night with all the technical savvy of a Stelvio Massi. Note to aspiring filmmakers: maybe it's not such a good idea to use a blue filter to simulate night, when the centerpiece of your shot is a flaming barricade.

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