TOMI HAFFETY reviews Rian Johnson’s latest release Knives Out. Knives Out is a refreshing, modern and utterly witty whodunnit which reclaims the tired genre and gives it secure twenty-first century recognition. With a star-studded cast, Rian Johnson managed to direct a polished mystery with a plot more intricately woven than Chris Evans’ staple knitted jumper. The film is centred around the family of Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a legendary murder-mystery writer who is found with his throat cut the morning after his eighty-fifth birthday party in his spectral attic study. The case seems to be a clear suicide and the local detectives (played by Lakeith Stanfield and Noah Segan) seek no further investigation. However, an unknown party requests the services of private detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig sporting a southern drawl so ironic that Evans (as Ransom Thromby, black sheep and unruly grandson of the victim) mocks him as…Continue Reading

Knives Out