If Murder was better than expected, then Death on the Nile more-or-less delivers as expected, which is all anyone can really ask from a sequel. It’s another affectionately assembled throwback to mysteries of yesteryear, with slick production design and a solid cast, all in support of a classic story that would be difficult to screw up.
Decent short film idea stretched to feature film length. It was directed well and had some good performances but mainly forgettable.
Guy Ritchie did a good job not turning it into a big loud slick Guy Ritchie movie, it is slick and pretty well directed but he did stay pretty true to the source material.
Lacking a little in the story/plot department (there’s none to speak of), but more than making up for it with a cast bursting at the metaphorical seams with chemistry and also an enjoyable, relentless, maniacal theme of needless violence throughout. Ben Wheatley has directed easily one of my favourite films of the year so far with Free Fire.
Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro have given us something of a mixed bag in their new psychological thriller Mine. It follows the trials and tribulations of Mike (Armie Hammer); a soldier tasked with assassinating the leader of a terrorist cell. Things don’t quite as they were planned, forcing him to face the harsh reality of both his inner demons and the arid landscape that surrounds him.