Autumn Film Recommendation

By Stewart Lindstrom, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 1, Volume 34 of The University Register on September 17, 2021 With a haunting violin soundtrack composed by John Newton Howard and stellar acting performances from Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Adrien Brody, M. Night Shyamalan’s gorgeously shot 2004 film The Village may be the perfect film to add to your autumn watchlist. Telling the story of a Puritan-reminiscent community experiencing attacks by strange monsters in the night, it is with this film that Shyamalan confirms that it has always been his expertise as a storyteller, his narrative intuition, that has set apart his best films.