Knives Out

Knives Out ★★★

Whodunit? Far be it for me to say--but this is an entertaining, and lightheartedly topical, update to Agatha Christie mysteries with a starry cast of red herrings (M. Emmet Walsh alert) clearly having fun with the material and sharing it with us. (It's also a bit of a missed opportunity to go further; the early, ecstatic reviews don't do it much favor. Not as “cutting” as its title suggests but a good evening out this holiday season, and beautifully crafted.) (AMC Empire)