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With 2021’s “Old,” director M. Night Shyamalan went small, trying to keep making movies during lockdown days by containing the bulk of a story to a single location, and one away from the rest of humanity. The picture was profitable but was devoid of suspense, as Shyamalan stuck with his usual bag of tricks, turning a weird and twisty film into a predictably idiosyncratic one, bringing out the worst from the helmer. “Knock at the Cabin” continues Shyamalan’s small-scale screen adventuring, this time taking on an adaptation of Paul G. Tremblay’s novel, “The Cabin at the End of the World,” which offers a biblical showdown in the middle of the woods, forcing the production to come up with something more than Tremblay’s book to satisfy viewers expecting more bang for their buck, and confident control of screenwriting isn’t Shyamalan’s forte. Read the rest at


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