Knives Out

Knives Out
Date: 28/09/2021 Times: 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

We have been longing to show this film, which came out in 2019. It is pure entertainment, made by an American director, Rian Johnson, better known for directing Star Wars films. He is a big fan of Agatha Christie and has made a densely plotted, modern but hilarious murder mystery, with all the Christie tropes you expect: a murder is committed, there are multiple suspects who are all concealing secrets, and the detective gradually uncovers these secrets over the course of the story, discovering the most shocking twists towards the end. At the end, in a Christie hallmark, the detective usually gathers the surviving suspects into one room, explains the course of his or her deductive reasoning, and announces the guilty party. The detective, Benoit Blanc, is played by Daniel Craig, who adopts an outrageous Southern States accent, the like of which you have never heard.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, and Michael Shannon are the key family members whose shaky relationship with patriarch Christopher Plummer (HarlanThrombey) propels the story and they all have their moments… but the co-star who ties Craig for good-humoured indulgence in a juicy role is Chris Evans, as one of Plummer’s wastrel grandsons. A deeper political dimension slowly takes shape as the family’s cavalier indifference to Marta, Harlan’s caregiver, plays a role in the movie’s unspooling mysteries. As well as being fabulously entertaining, it juggles themes of class privilege, immigration and ethnocentricity.

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Knives Out

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Cert: 12A

Duration: 130 mins

Dir: Rian Johnson

'Rian Johnson's whodunnit sets Daniel Craig's detective Benoit Blanc on a modern American murder mystery'

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Venue: William Loveless Hall