M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable Success

Executive producer and director M. Night Shyamalan attends a panel for the television series "Wayward Pines" during Fox Broadcasting Company's part of the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2015 presentations in Pasadena, California, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Deal W. Hudson January 2, 2001 Shyamalan’s 1999 blockbuster, The Sixth Sense, took the movie-going public by surprise. His previous film, the brilliant but underappreciated Wide Awake (1998), had gone straight from lackluster reviews to video-store oblivion, so Shyamalan well-deserved the success and acclaim The Sixth Sense suddenly brought him. It made more than $250 million and has passed Raiders of… Continue reading M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable Success

San Francisco Pro-Lifers Start a Film Festival

Deal W. Hudson March 5, 2008 A new and unusual film festival focused on pro-life issues will be held in San Francisco this coming Friday, March 7. The Cinema Vita Film Festival is “dedicated to encouraging emerging filmmakers, showcasing movies about contemporary issues concerning life, and exploring life’s deep significance.” Sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco,… Continue reading San Francisco Pro-Lifers Start a Film Festival

How Beauty Can Renew the Catholic Church


Deal W. Hudson January 22, 2009 The criticism of a recent column, “My New Year’s Wish for the Church,” forced me to think more deeply about the road to renewal in the Catholic Church. Several readers argued I was forcing Evangelical habits on a Catholic parish. Of course, I would still insist that Catholics need to be… Continue reading How Beauty Can Renew the Catholic Church