There is a reason murder mystery flicks have survived for as long as they have in Hollywood. When executed well, they’re engaging and amusing. Yet, this is a type of tale that has been around for a very long time and it feels like an area that’s hard to break new ground in. With Knives Out, writer/director Rian Johnson has managed to pull off just that, by crafting a truly unique and highly entertaining modern whodunit, with a killer, stacked ensemble cast for the ages.
Knives Out centers on the death of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), who is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday. Following the incident, the entire family is gathered for the investigation, which is led by the inquisitive and quirky detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig)...Read More