I walked into Knive’s Out with a bit of a “show me” attitude. I’d heard it was great. I’d heard there was a sweater. I didn’t want to walk out of the movie feeling like it was overrated.
This movie fucking rules.
Daniel Craig is great in this movie. The Agatha Christie vibes are strong. The main character, Marta, played by the lovely Ana De Armas is so relate able caught up in a viper’s nest of preppy weirdos. And oh, these preppy weirdos. Christopher Plummer is the murdered patriarch, Jamie Lee Curtis is his daughter, Don Johnson her husband (also thanks to Watchmen I was so excited to see Don Johnson), Toni Collette is the widowed daughter in law who stuck with the clan and Michael Shannon is the youngest son. The grandkids, Jacen Martell and Katherine Langford are two of the grandchild, a budding internet Nazi and Smith College Feminist respectively. And then there’s Chris Evans as a beautiful New England prep school asshole for the ages. (He’s the one who wears the sweater. It’s just a ratty fisherman’s sweater. I own five of them. They’re very cozy and yes, Evans looks quite sexy in it. But he looks sexy in everything. I get the hype of the movie. I do not get the hype of the sweater.)
Rian Johnson is a great creator. I loved Brick, I loved Looper, I loved this. The Last Jedi is a movie that I have watched. I’m also, as the kind of person who likes seeing movie stars, excited for what this movie means for both Evans and Craig now that they’re out of their franchise handcuffs. I love them both as Captain America and James Bond but they’re capable of so much more, and this a great way to remind people of that.
- Knive’s Out
- Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
- Jo Jo Rabbit
- Frozen 2
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
- Avengers: Endgame
- Detective Pikachu
- Zombieland: Double Tap
- Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
- Downton Abbey
I was running a little late so I didn’t see them all but what I did see:
Uncut Jems: I like when Adam Sandler really acts. He’s quite good at it. And Idina! She’s having a bit of a year. (Her new Christmas Album A Season Of Love is great!)
Bombshell: Oy. The thing is, I love all the women in this movie. And John Lithgow. I just am so tired, you guys, and I don’t think I have the bandwith for a movie about sexual harassment and Fox News. Though Charlize is excellent casting for Megyn Kelly.