I think a lot about M. Night Shyamalan. I don’t like all of his movies, but all of his movies are unmistakably his movies, and I love him for that. So what makes an M. Night Shyamalan movie? Janky dialogue delivered weirdly and a very straightforward understanding of human emotion and behaviour, but also a keen eye for visuals and a newly unparalleled ability to use the camera to tell a story. He is, in a word, a dichotomy. His latest film Old is no different.
Jon Stewart is bes tknown for The Daily Show where he routinely skewers the daily news. Now he’s adapted and directed the story of Iranian-born Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari who was arrested in Iran on charges of espionage while covering the 2009 elections in that country. He was held for 118 days and interrogated over and over and over again. Gael Garcia Bernal plays Bahari in the movie as he endures this trial. Let’s take a look.