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Brilliant Failure: why The Happening deserves a second chance

Now that M. Night Shyamalan is again enjoying critical and public success thanks to The Visit and Split, it’s high time we revisit what is perhaps his most misunderstood offering: the wildly uneven but oddly fascinating The Happening. Although derided as “that movie where Mark Wahlberg talks to a plant,” it remains the writer-director’s bleakest film to […]

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Thousand Words: The Everyday Heroes of Patriots Day – A Conversation with Sergeant Jeff Pugliese

The world seems to be following a tragedy-a-week ratio this year. Human crises rage on in Yemen and the Horn of Africa, natural disasters have destroyed lives in Afghanistan and Italy and terrorists have struck in Pakistan and the Middle East. What matters in the face of these events, divisive as they are, is how […]