Archive for November 10th, 2017

10th November
written by Adam

Aboard the mythic Orient Express a group of colorful characters mix and mingle until murder strikes in cloak of darkness; now, it’s up to the investigative genius of Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) and his mustache to solve the mystery before the train arrives at its destination and time runs out. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, and Directed/Produced by Kenneth Branagh this visual smorgasbord of color, light, and art deco decor dresses to impress. Meanwhile, well metered performances from Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., and Michelle Pfeiffer set up a fresh brand launch of a celebrated literary classic. Cinematically stunning in its creation Branagh offers the world the latest film to be shot in 65mm, providing cinefiles a true feast for the eyes, although pacing of the film does become a bit of an issue into act II as events move at a slower pace, perhaps too slow for younger audiences, alas a strong finish to act III brings redemption for the viewer, it’s clear the big guns are indeed begging to roll out for Oscar season. Murder on the Orient Express is rated PG-13.

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