‘Murder on the Orient Express’ — A Weapon, Gathered Suspects, and a Mysterious (Loco)Motive

Murder most classy is the order of the day in this most recent adaptation of Agatha Christie’s celebrated novel Murder on the Orient Express. It is the 1930s. America is ravaged by the effects of the Great Depression and war is brewing in Europe. But all that concerns the greatest detective in the world, Hercule […]

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos takes no prisoners. With his idiosyncratic flair for the jarringly awkward, Yorgos has made himself an enemy of convention. It is a bold claim to make, but no film of his so far has gone against the grain quite like his latest does. Yorgos is a filmmaker who needs no introduction, and yet […]

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‘The Limehouse Golem’ — Gore, Glee, and (almost) Greatness in Victorian London

As The Limehouse Golem opens, we are greeted by a literal pulling back of the curtain, behind which our master of ceremonies invites us to “Begin, my friends, at the end,” dripping with gleeful dread. It’s a nice, if somewhat ham-fisted indicator of the story we are about to see: utterly theatrical, gloomy, and witty […]

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