One of the best films I saw at the Festival was the new Rian Johnson (Looper, Star Wars The Last Jedi) film, Knives Out.
Rian Johnson is a fantastic filmmaker who is probably best known for making “The Last Jedi” back in 2017, however in my opinion his best work were his smaller lower budget films, Brick and Looper. So hearing he was going to make a small budget murder mystery got me pretty excited.
This film is his take on the classic “whodunnit” it manages to be both intense, humorous and is well written. Without getting into spoilers, the way it delves into the murder mystery is pretty surprising and keeps you on the edge of your seat from the beginning till the end. The acting in this film is phenomenal, there were no weak performances but its Daniel Craig and Ana De Armas who steal the entire film.
This movie is also incredibly self-aware, it doesn’t take itself too seriously and there’s a perfect amount of humour to keep you engaged.
That’s pretty much all I will say for now but let’s just say you should go into this film not knowing much about it.
Release date: 27 November
Reviews by Matthew Farrelly