Knives Out

Knives Out ★★★★½

Absolutely goddamn fucking sublime, deliciously directed and thrillingly executed and jaw-droppingly, staggeringly clever. High genre and impeccable craft collide in a delectable feast that plays as wild entertainment before delivering its killer blow. When I realised what Rian Johnson was doing, I wanted to leap to my feet and cheer. While others have tried a similar conceit with excess and crudeness, he hits his target with blinding precision. The whole film is a remarkable cinematic magic trick for the ages. Cinema! CINEMA!

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