Knives Out. 2019. USA. Directed by Rian Johnson. DCP. 131 min.
Daniel Craig leads an all-star cast in Rian Johnson’s 2019 sleeper hit, a throwback to Agatha Christie whodunits. Harlan Thrombey, world famous mystery author and the patriarch of the highly dysfunctional Thrombey family, has died under suspicious circumstances. The suspects: everyone in the magisterial Thrombey home that fateful evening, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas. It’s up to Craig’s intrepid private detective Benoit Blanc to find the right hole for this mysterious donut, and Johnson’s lauded screenplay has plenty of tricks, turns, and red herrings to keep the audience guessing ’til the very end.