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November 23rd, 2017

Murder On The Orient Express

 

I've seen a lot of good, fun movies this year... Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok, Secret Santa, and more. Overall my trips to the theater have all been good.

Today, I returned to an old tradition of going to the theater after Thanksgiving meal and seeing a film... and I am so glad I did. 

Some of the earliest books I ever read were Agatha Christie mysteries. Hercule Poirot stood up there to me with Sam Spade, Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe. And while Ilked David  Suchet's series... I never felt we got a good big screen version of the character. My opinion on that has changed.

Murder on the Orient Express was brilliant. From Kenneth Branagh's acting as Poirort to his directing, this is likely my favorite film of the year. The cast is superb, the pacing is steady and I walked out of there wanting Death on the Nile to begin filming immediately. 

Such a good movie.