Murder on the Orient Express (***1/2) – It’s never about whodonit

Murder on the Orient Express - 2017 Director Kenneth Branagh Screenplay Michael Green based on the novel by Agatha Christie Starring Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Tom Bateman "Lies – and again lies. It amazes me, the amount of lies we had told to us this morning." (said Bouc) "There are … Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express (***1/2) – It’s never about whodonit

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Dunkirk (*****): They know where you were

The best thing Nolan does with Dunkirk is to never lose focus. He is the mariner, Mr. Dawson, and we play the part of Peter. He knows the plane just by the sound, but he still lets us see it so we can remember too. Feeling like it might be hopeless, one might be tempted to speechify and let us know the significance of it all. He just moves towards the battle, but picks up one life at a time.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit needs to retire

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - 2014 Director Kenneth Branagh Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley Screenplay Adam Cozad, David Koepp based on characters created by Tom Clancy Once upon a time, this was a good series looking to become great.  About the moment Harrison Ford offered up a check from the U.S. Government to purchase a used Helicopter, it … Continue reading Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit needs to retire

My Week With Marilyn is good, if you buy the story

My Week With Marilyn - 2011 Directed by Simon Curtis Starring Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Williams, Judi Dench, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott, Toby Jones, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond Screenplay by Adrian Hodges based on the books by Colin Clark When I was in 5th Grade, this kid name Jim Kennedy moved onto my block.  He was unkempt, kind … Continue reading My Week With Marilyn is good, if you buy the story