It’s exciting to see Shyamalan on such confident footing once more, all these years later.
I haven't had a good laugh at the movies since W. C. Fields week at the Clark.
At least, not until "The Lodger" came along Monday night to open the feature film competition in the Chicago International Film Festival. So help me, this is a genuinely funny movie. It's the first full-length work of Janusz Majewski, a young Polish director.
A pleasant, open-faced young man (Jan Machulski) comes to live in a boarding house with three peculiar women.
One has converted her room into an antiseptic gymnasium and has an ambitious scheme to move all the tenants into one room, knock down walls and turn the whole house into a gym. Another is a Lolita-like schoolgirl who wants to poison her aunt and flee to sunny Yugoslavia. The third, perhaps the star of the film, is the aunt herself (Katerzyna Laniewska).