Film re­views

Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Cur­tis, Daniel Craig

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Some­times film di­rec­tors di­rect a big-bud­get Hol­ly­wood block­buster and get ad­dicted to the thrills of mount­ing epic ac­tion bo­nan­zas. Other times, they take the money and the op­por­tu­ni­ties pro­vided by a huge fran­chise pic­ture and use it to make the smaller char­ac­ter-driven films they pre­fer.

The last few years have seen many promis­ing young film­mak­ers lost amid all the com­puter-gen­er­ated im­agery (CGI). But Rian John­son, who has made such great smallscale movies as Brick and Looper, has taken the name recog­ni­tion that comes from mak­ing Star Wars: The Last Jedi and used it to make a wickedly twisted, Agatha Christie-in­spired who­dun­nit mur­der mys­tery. He has amassed a large al­ls­tar cast in­clud­ing Toni Col­lette, Michael Shan­non, Christo­pher Plum­mer and LaKeith Stan­field, all of who are clearly rel­ish­ing the op­por­tu­nity to act in some­thing so goofy and old-fash­ioned.

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