The Sixth Sense
Monday, eleven, 8.30pm, M (1999)
Director M. Night Shyamalan became pretty much a household name because of this knockout. Youngster Haley Joel Osment suffers in bewildered silence at his ability to communicate with the recently deceased, until child psychologist Bruce Willis (pictured with Osment) enters his life with the offer to help him deal with it. The acting is strong but subdued, and extra marks to Toni Collette as Osment’s distraught single mother. One of the most intelligent and rewarding suspense films in decades, and one that singlewilting handedly raised a genre from the dead with a twist that has since inspired many copycats.