REEL CHAT 24.0 – THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

sixth sense“I see dead people!” Welcome to Episode 24 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.”

On this episode of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard and regular guests Andrew McCaskill and Matthew O’Neill to discuss 1999’s incredibly successful thriller – “The Sixth Sense” – the unofficial debut film of writer/director M.Night Shyamalan.

A disclaimer right off the bat – for a film that’s become so famous for it’s twist ending, we’re going to assume that anyone who listens to this episode has already seen the film. If you haven’t, then go watch it and then come back to us! We can’t stress this enough! The “Reel Chat” team get into lengthy conversations of not only the twist ending, but also the film’s legacy and how it holds up on repeat viewings – which is where things get interesting here, with Adam pleasantly surprised at his ongoing admiration for it, and Matt getting more and more disillusioned as to how on earth this film can be one of only four horror movies nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

As always, we look at the film’s impressive cast, highlighted by Australia’s own Toni Collette, and an 11 year old Haley Joel Osment (in his Academy Award nominated performance), it’s writer/director M.Night Shyamalan (before he was regarded as a one-trick pony), it’s Blu-ray release, James Newton Howard’s mood setting musical score, and much, much more!

 

THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES

Adam          4 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Brose          3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Andrew      3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Matthew    3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Stuart         4 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Michael       4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

 

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