Knives Out

Knives Out ★★★★

The biggest twist in Rian Johnson's little mystery film is that it's actually one giant metaphor for illegal immigrants vs white Americans that mostly works. Though it gets so obvious to the point that it's distracting and a bit eye rolling. 

Everything else though is great! Wonderful technicals and I just love the moments where Johnson wants to get up close or do a closing in dolly shot. Loved almost every character and their actors, score, sets, mood, and it does really feel like a murder mystery film from the 1950 - 60's. 

Makes sense why Rian picked Thanksgiving as the release date. Political commentary does come off as some blue check mark preaching at times yet it's an interesting way to tackle this type of film. Even if you disagree with the politics. 

Grade: A-

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