Knives Out

Knives Out ★★★★½

This feels like the logical continuation for Rian Johnson after The Last Jedi: a genre film that manages to balance flawlessly between being a homage to Agatha Christie-esque murder mysteries and a postmodern warning not to get blinded by our nostalgia for those times. Seldom is a screenplay able to constantly make me keep guessing how it is going to untie, while at the same every little detail fits perfectly in its place (my only initial itch with the events turned out to be a clue in the end). Lots of references to pop culture, including a speech by Daniel Craig about Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow – and wonderfully political without ever becoming forced or pessimistic. That lost shot is going to make a lot of people very angry.

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