The Sixth Sense

i do like some later shyamalan better but this is truly brilliant. when i first saw this as a teen i didn’t really appreciate how he uses the audience’s understanding of the language of editing against them, imitating Malcolm’s experience of suddenly appearing and disappearing in time all the while assuming he’s experiencing things continuously. it’s just so fucking smart. ppl in my circle don’t tend to talk about this one so much bc we’re all so eager to defend his later work but the guy has been a genius from the jump.