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How M. Night Shyamalan planned Split's secret ending - and what it means for his next films -

After years of being something of a filmmaker punchline, M. Night Shyamalan has returned to the big leagues with the James McAvoy multiple-personality thriller Split, which grossed an enormous $40 million in its opening weekend in the US. But while ...and more »

Split script unravels but James McAvoy shines in new Shyamalan twister: review - Toronto Star

Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy, are abductee and abductor in Split. (John Baer / AP). By Ryan PorterSpecial to the Star. Thu., Jan. 19, 2017. Split. Starring James McAvoy, Betty Buckley, Anya Taylor-Joy. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. 116 minutes ...and more »

'Split' doesn't deviate from director-writer M. Night Shyamalan's standard fare - Christian Science Monitor

'Split' stars James McAvoy as a man with dissociative identity disorder who has kidnapped three teenage girls. Betty Buckley co-stars. 'Split' stars James McAvoy (l.) and Betty Buckley (r.). Linda Kallerus/Universal Pictures/AP. |. Caption. ( PG-13 ...and more »

Split review: M. Night Shyamalan's low-budget comeback continues - The Verge

Expectations can be dangerous for filmmakers. Expectations can lead to audiences walking into theaters with their minds already made up, or with their hearts invested in the film they've imagined in advance. In that sense, it's hard to think of any ...and more »

Movie Review: Split - The Young Folks

Certain directors have the ability to bring a slight shiver down one's spine when their name is brought up in conversation. Some like Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg inspire and excite film lovers; others like M. Night Shyamalan give off a more ...and more »

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Defeats 'Return Of Xander Cage' At The Weekend Box Office - Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES, Jan 22 ( - M. Night Shyamalan's “Split” has turned into a horror hit with a surprisingly strong $40.2 million in its opening weekend at 3,038 North American locations. “Split,” starring James McAvoy as a man with 24 different ...and more »

M. Night Shyamalan's Split Is a Creepy, Guilty Pleasure - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. To all of the shocking developments of the last 12 months, we may now add yet one more: M. Night Shyamalan has made a good movie. Or perhaps that's overstating it ...and more »

So, What the Hell Was That Twist at the End of Split - WIRED

This weekend, a new M. Night Shyamalan movie descended into theaters. It stars James McAvoy as someone with dissociative identity disorder and two dozen personalities all fighting for control. At the movie's start, he abducts three young women and a ...and more »

M. Night Shyamalan's Split - Slate Magazine

M. Night Shyamalan's funhouse of narrative gimmicks is back open for business in Split, his new thriller that locks three teenage girls in an industrial basement with a man consumed by at least 23 warring personalities. If many psychiatrists are ...and more »

'Split' review: M. Night Shyamalan twists the tale -

In 10 years, M. Night Shyamalan went from a director who could do no wrong to one who could do no right. "The Sixth Sense," released before he was 30, was a blockbuster; "Unbreakable" and "Signs" garnered some good reviews. But then there was the long ...and more »