Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig
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.