“Now you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.”
― John Cutter, 'The Prestige' (2006)
Great films with poignant, memorable, Shyamalanesque, or downright traumatic endings.
When Movie Twists Fail, via Georg Rockall-Schmidt:
What a Twist: Double Consciousness and M. Night Shyamalan, via Back Row:
6 Huge Movie Plot Twists That Caused Even Bigger Plot Holes, via Cracked:
'mother!’s Ending: What Does It All Mean?, via Vanity Fair:
Why 'The Sixth Sense' Ending Has Never Been Matched, via Esquire:
And the Award for the Grossest Twist Ending of the Year Goes To…, via The Mary Sue:
Every film, tv show, short film, and clips I have watched over the course of the year.
In Theatres: Molly's Game, I Am Love, City of Women, I Tonya, Allure, Belle de Jour (35mm print), Phantom Thread, Hostiles, Paddington 2, Annihilation, Bad Timing, The Thing, Smiles of a Summer Night, Wild Strawberries, Thoroughbreads, Game Night, Tomb Raider, Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence, Unsane, Isle of Dogs (2x), Love Simon, A Quiet Place, You Were Never Really Here, The Endless, Tully, Deadpool 2 (early screening), La Chinoise, The Seventh Seal, Eraserhead, Disobedience, Hereditary (early screening), The Death of Stalin, Solo, A Clockwork Orange, First Reformed, Ocean's 8 (premiere, 2x), The Virgin Spring, Incredibles 2, Hotel Artemis, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Summer Interlude, Hour of the Wolf, Shame, Persona, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Sorry to Bother You (2x), Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot, Blindspotting (early screening), Eight Grade, The Spy Who Dumped Me, My Name is Julia Ross, BlacKkKlansman, Paris Texas, Rope, Christopher Robbin, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, We the Animals, Las Hijas de Abril, Tank Girl, Cries and Whispers, White Boy Rick, Mandy, Autumn Sonata, Assassination Nation (early screening), A Simple Favor,
The All-Time Worldwide Box office list includes movies that have grossed over $200,000,000 at the box office during their theatrical runs. Only theatrical box office receipts (movie ticket sales) are included, video rentals, television rights and other revenues are thus ignored. The total may include theatrical re-release receipts. Figures are not adjusted for inflation.